Steps to Check EPF Balance Online on Mobile, SMS, Call, Umang App


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The Employee’s Provident Fund or EPF or PF is a money saving tool for all the salaried people in India. It includes contributions from self as an employee and the employer during the working years of life to save money for retirement. Strangely, not all employees know how to check the EPF passbook. 

It is utmost important that you as an investor in a PF account must know everything about checking the PF balance online and also offline. This post will help you check your EPFO member passbook online on mobile through SMS, call, or the highly efficient UMANG App.

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UMANG App for EPF Passbook Online

The UMANG App is a great online medium to access your PF online, withdraw partial or the entire amount post-retirement sitting at the comfort of your home. This single app provides 1000+ state government and union government services to all the citizens of India. You can install this app to not just check your EPF Passbook, but also to avail other host of services like booking an L.P.G cylinder, mechanical service, and so on.

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4 Ways of EPF Balance Check on Mobile

It’s true that once upon a time, checking the PF balance was a difficult task, but not anymore with the evolution of technology in both online and offline modes.

Listed below are the best 4 ways to check PF balance through your mobile:

  1. Checking EPF balance via SMS
  2.  Checking EPF balance via a missed call
  3. Checking EPF balance via the Umang application
  4. Checking EPF balance via the EPFO portal

1. Steps to Check EPF Balance through SMS

Those who have already registered with EPFO using an UAN can easily check the PF passbook and balance via SMS on their mobile. The SMS facility to check EPFO balance is currently available in languages like Hindi, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, and Malayalam. Follow these steps to check PF balance via SMS:

  • Type message ‘EPFOHO UAN ENG’ (Here, provide your UAN and the first 3 letters of your preferred language under ENG)
  • Send this SMS to 778299899

The table below shows the right code to avail the SMS facility to check your EPF passbook in 10 different languages:

Language  Code
English ENG (Default)
Hindi HIN
Bengali BEN
Gujarati GUJ
Punjabi PUN
Telugu TEL
Tamil TAM
Kannada KAN
Marathi MAR
Malayalam MAL

2. Steps to Check EPF Balance through a Missed Call 

After registering and activating your mobile number on the official UAN portal and completing the KYC requirements, you can also choose to check the EPF passbook with a missed call. For this, follow these steps:

  • Give a missed call to 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number
  • The call will automatically get disconnected after ringing twice without you paying any extra charges for the call
  • You will receive the PF balance and last fund transfer in your PF account through an SMS

3. Steps to Check EPF Balance through the UMANG App

Use the UMANG app for a quick EPFO member passbook check. You can access this government-launched app by following these steps:

  • Install the UMANG app on your mobile phone
  • Open the app and click on ‘EPFO’ option
  • Choose ‘Employee Centric Services’
  • Select the ‘View Passbook’ option displayed on the next screen
  • Provide your UAN and enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number
  • Log in and view your EPF passbook and previous transactions

4. Steps to Check EPF Balance through the EPFO Portal

You can easily check the PF balance online and even print the EPF passbook through the official EPFO portal. For this, follow these steps:

  • Visit the official EPFO website
  • Go to the ‘Our Services’ Option on the EPFO Member Home Page
  • Choose the ‘For Employees’ Option
  • Click on ‘Services’
  • Select ‘Member Passbook’
  • Enter your UAN along with the password and view the passbook online

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Important Things to Remember to Check PF Balance via Website

  1. You must have an activated UAN or Universal Account Number, which should be registered on the UAN Member Portal
  2. You can view the EPF passbook only after 6 hours of registration of the UAN Member Portal
  3. Your account will become dormant if you stop contributing to it for more than 3-years
  4. Any changes made on the UAN portal will reflect only after 6-hours
  5. The latest entries in the PF account will reflect after 24-hours of credit after reconciliation by the EPFO Field Offices

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In a nutshell, PF forms an essential financial backup for your retirement days. You have all the right to know your PF balance through the ways explained in this article. However, make sure that your employer has activated your UAN so that you can access your PF account online or offline through these different modes.

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FAQs on How to Check EPF Balance Online

Is it possible to check the EPF balance through an SMS?

Yes, it is possible to check your PF balance through an SMS facility. For this, send an SMS from your registered mobile number to 7738299899 and follow the instructions sent by the EPFO portal.

Can I withdraw my entire PF account in one go?

Yes, there is a provision to withdraw all your PF corpus in one go. But for this, you must be unemployed for at least 2-months. After completing 1-month of unemployment, you can withdraw 75% of your EPF investment.

Can I use the PF number to check the EPF balance?

No, there is no need to use the PF number to check the EPF balance. All you need is the UAN to check the PF balance online.

Why is my EPF balance not updated?

The EPF passbook gets updated 24 hours after the last credit made to the account. So, please wait for at least 24 hours to see the updated EPF balance, or contact the EPFO helpdesk for further help.

Why is my EPF account showing zero balance?

It happens when the UAN-based contributions to your PF account are delayed. Wait for at least 2 to 3 days for the PF account to update, and if the issue is not resolved, contact the HR department of your company or file a complaint at the EPFO helpdesk.

Is it possible to check the EPF balance using AADHAR Number?

No, there is no provision to check the PF balance using the AADHAR number. For this, you must use UAN or Universal Account Number.

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Apr 11, 2023
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