EPF Balance Check

EPF is the main scheme of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Act, 1952 under which the employee and employer both contribute 12% each of the employee’s basic salary & dearness allowance towards EPF. Currently, the interest rate on PF account deposits is 8.50% p.a. India has millions of EPF (Employee Provident Fund) account holders whose provident funds (PFs) are accumulated in their accounts. The process of knowing your PF balance is easy. However, sometimes it becomes difficult to know the exact EPF account balance in your account. Below, you will know about the various methods for EPF balance check offline as well as online.


EPF Balance Online

Online Methods
EPF Balance check through EPFO PortalLogin to www.epfindia.gov.in
EPF Balance check through Mobile AppDownload UMANG app
Offline Methods
EPF Balance check through SMSSend SMS to 7738299899
EPF Balance check through Missed CallGive a miss call on 011-22901406
EPF Balance check by visiting EPF office Locate your EPFO branch at https://search.epfindia.gov.in/locate_office/office_location.php 
  • You must have an activated UAN number for PF balance check with UAN number.
  • You can check PF balance of your current as well as previous organizations.
  • Usually, it takes about 24 hours for EPF balance to get updated on the portal.
  • To check your EPF balance at EPFO portal, you have to login using your activated UAN number. 

You can also check the EPF balance of inoperative accounts.  

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How to Check EPF Balance?

Offline methods: 

  • Through an SMS
  • Through a Missed Call on PF balance check number

Online Methods

  • EPFO online or e-Sewa Portal i.e. www epfindia gov in
  • UMANG Mobile App

a) Methods to Check EPF Balance Offline

You can check the amount of accumulated funds in your EPF account offline in two ways, i.e. through an SMS or a missed call.

Through SMS

  • Make sure you have an active UAN which is linked to your Aadhaar, PAN and Bank Account for PF balance check through an SMS. Also, your mobile number via which you are sending the message must be registered with EPFO.
  • Go to ‘Messages’ on your mobile and write a new message.
  • Type ‘EPFOHO UAN’.
  • Enter the number ‘7738299899’ in the ‘To’ Address Bar for EPF balance check on mobile number.
  • Now send the SMS by touching the ‘Send’ button.
  • You can now fetch information related to your EPF account.

As the default language of your mobile is English, you will receive a reply in English only. If you wish, you can customize your SMS via adding the preferred code for your preferred language. You can see various languages in the table given below in which you can receive a reply of your employee PF balance.

LanguageSMS CodeSMS Number
English (Default)EPFOHO UAN




Through a Missed Call 

You can also check your PF balance offline through a missed call on this 011-22901406 and get the details of your PF balance. The message will consist of the details about the last contribution and EPF balance. Make sure your UAN is active and your mobile number is registered with UAN. Also, the missed call will be valid only when you make it from your registered mobile number.

b) Methods to Check EPF Balance Online

You can check details regarding EPF online through the following methods: 

Through EPFO/e-Sewa Portal

  • Visit EPFO Member Portal, i.e. www.epfindia.gov.in.
  • Expand the ‘Service’ tab in the tabs present on the top left side, and click on ‘For Employees’.
  • Then click on the ‘Member Passbook’ option available under ‘Service’ head.
  • The Member Passbook Portal i.e. passbook.epfoindia.gov.in will get open.
  • Now log in by entering your UAN & password and providing the answer to the question asked.
  • After login, select your Member ID and then click on ‘View Passbook’ option.
  • Now all the PF balance details will reflect on your screen and you can also download it by clicking on ‘Download Passbook’.

Umang App

  • Download and open the Umang app on your mobile to check EPF online.
  • Register on the app by entering your mobile number & OTP.
  • After registration, select the ‘All Services’ option.
  • Select the EPFO option from the departments under the ‘Social Security & Pensioners’ option that is mentioned above.
  • Members can also search EPFO directly from the search bar.
  • Now login into ‘Employee Centric Services’ by mentioning UAN, clicking on Get OTP, and entering the OTP in the required field.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Now choose the ‘View Passbook’ option.
  • A screen will open, wherein you have to select your Member ID.
  • All details regarding your PF will reflect on the screen.
  • You can download your EPF Passbook by clicking on ‘Download’ option.

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EPF Balance for Inoperative Accounts

Inoperative accounts are inactive EPF memberpassbook wherein contributions have not been made for 36 months. As per the notification issued by Government of India in November 2016, even the dormant PF accounts will continue to accrue interests and these accounts will not be classified as inoperative anymore. EPFO had ceased to pay interest to dormant accounts since 2011. However, once the new amendment gets effective, all inoperative accounts will receive interest at the rate of 8.5% p.a..The contribution will be made till the member attains the age of 58 years or until the date of EPF withdrawal, whichever is earlier.

There were only two main reasons due to which PF accounts turned inoperative earlier, i.e.: 

  • The cumbersome process involved in EPF transfer and employees choosing to open new accounts when switching jobs. 
  • Communication gap between latest and previous employers of the employee. 

Follow the steps mentioned below to view the EPF balance of inoperative accounts:

  • Visit the EPFO portal and find the ‘Inoperative Account Help Desk’ ption under ‘For Employees’ tab.
  • Click on the ‘First Time User’ option and then click on ‘Proceed’.
  • Now describe your problem and then click on ‘Next’.
  • Enter the details of your previous organization such as company’s address, PF number, date of joining, etc., and then click on ‘Next’.
  • Enter your personal details including your name, mobile number, email ID, date of birth, PAN, Aadhar number, etc. on the next page.
  • Then click on ‘Generate PIN’. This PIN can be used to get a Reference Number, which you must save for future use.   
  • Finally, you will be able to register your complaint and forward it to EPFO’s Field Officer.

How Can I Check My PF Balance Without a UAN Number?

If you have an activate UAN Number, you can check your PF balance using various methods such as SMS, missed call, EPFO portal, or UMANG app. 

However, if you do not have a UAN number, follow the steps mentioned below for PF balance check without UAN number:

  • Visit the EPFO portal, i.e. https://www.epfindia.gov.in/.
  • Enter the link ‘click here to know your PF balance’ on home page. 
  • Now, on the next page, enter your name, state, EPF office, establishment code, EPF account number, and registered mobile number.
  • Then click on the acknowledgement box & click on ‘I agree’ button to view the EPF balance.

Alternatively, you can also visit the EPF office and submit your grievance redressal form with KYC documents. The concerned authorities will give you the information about your EPF account.

EPF Balance Check FAQs

How to check PF balance online?


If you want to know how to check PF balance online, opt for any of the following ways for PF balance check online:

  • EPFO/E-Sewa Portal
  • UMANG App

How to check PF balance through mobile app?


Online PF check can be done through UMANG mobile app by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Install the UMANG app on your mobile phone and open it to check your PF status. 
  • Click on the EPFO option and then select ‘Employee Centric Services’.
  • You will find the “View Passbook” option on the next screen, click it. 
  • Now provide your EPF balance UAN number and enter the OTP (One-Time Password) sent on your registered mobile number. 
  • Click on the ‘Login’ button to view your EPF transactions, including deposits and withdrawals from your current and previous employment.

Can we check PF balance using Aadhar Card and PAN Card?


If you are wondering how to check PF account balance using your Aadhar or PAN Card, the answer is ‘you cannot do so’. However, for your EPFO balance enquiry, your PAN, Aadhaar, and bank account number must be linked with your UAN.

Is it possible to check the balance offline?


Yes, EPF passbook balance check can be done offline through any of the following ways:

  • Sending an SMS to EPFO balance enquiry number i.e. 7738299899 in the EPFOHO *UAN* *Lang* format.
  • By giving a missed call on 011 22901406.
  • Visiting the EPF office and submitting the relevant form along with your KYC documents to check EPF status.

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