How to Change Name in EPFO - EPF Name Correction form Download

EPFO has made a provision for change the name of EPF Members in the database. Members who wish to get their name to be changed in the EPF Database can apply for the same through their employer along with supportive documents. Change Name in PF Account is very easy process. We will provide the process how to change employee name in EPF Account here. You are here because of your data entered into EPF account might be misspelled, date of birth issue or you might have got married(Female). You want to change new surname in EPF account. OK. lakh of EPF Members changing their surname in EPF account.


EPF Name Change Rules

You can’t chang name in EPF database. Since, you have not given the name to the EPFO, you alone can’t give an application for the name change. Changing the name in the EPF account should be done jointly by you and your employer. Both of you should give an application to correct the name.

Also, You need to give the copy of identity proof which has a correct name. Identity proof can be any of these documents.
  • PAN Card
  • Voters Identity Card
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • ESIC Identity Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Bank passbook copy/Post Office Passbook.
  •  Ration card
  •  Any school/education certificateCertificate issued by Registrar of Birth & Death.
  • Certificate based on the service records of the Central/State Government Organization.
  •  Copy of electricity/water/telephone bill in the name of the claimant.
  •  Letter from a recognized public authority or public servant verifying the identity and residence of the member to the satisfaction of the competent authority

EPF Name Change Application Form

As I have told, the EPF name change application should be given jointly by you and your employer. There is a prescribed format for this application. I am attaching a sample form of the name correction. In this form, you need to fill the address of the regional Pf commissioner, your name and company name. You have to also fill the correct particulars in the given column. Fill only those column which are required. Leave all other columns blank.

Steps of PF Name Change

  • Download the name correction form Here.
  • Fill your details and print it.
  • Sign the printed form and get it signed by your employer.
  • Get it stamped with company seal.
  • Attach the self-attested copy of identity proof with the application.
  • Now, It is the responsibility of your employer to send the application to the regional PF commissioner.

Can You Change Name In EPF Account Online?

EPFO is swiftly adopting online services. You can now transfer your PF online. You can check your PF balance online. You can even change mobile and email address online. But you can’t change name and date of birth online. EPFO considers this information very crucial, hence it changes the name or date of birth only after enough due diligence. However, you can expect that UAN services may also give this facility after the KYC verification is complete. After the KYC, there would be few instances of errors.

Date Of Birth Change In EPF Account

You can also correct date of birth in the EPF account. You have to go with the similar process and fill the same form for the date of birth change. You need to give a date of birth proof with this application. Any of the above documents which also has your date of birth can be used as proof.

Date Of Birth Change In EPF Account

You can also correct date of birth in the EPF account. You have to go with the similar process and fill the same form for the date of birth change. You need to give a date of birth proof with this application. Any of the above documents which also has your date of birth can be used as proof.

How To Check The Name and Date of Birth in The EPF Account

After the application of EPF name change, you need to be assured. Therefore, you can check the status of name and date of birth online. To check, whether the name change implemented or not, visit the UAN portal. From this portal, you can download the EPF passbook. This passbook contains your name and date birth. Check for any mismatch and desired correction in the passbook.

Change of Email Address and Mobile Number

You can change your email address and mobile number online very easily. EPF has given this facility at its UAN portal. Login at the UAN portal (http://uanmembers.epfoservices.in/) by using your UAN. If you don’t know the UAN, you can get UAN from the same portal. From the UAN portal, you can download EPF passbook, upload KYC document and change email or mobile number.

Change In Communication Address

Surprisingly, EPFO does not give any way to change your communication address. Neither, it is mentioned your UAN dashboard. However, every time you apply for PF withdrawal or PF transfer, you need to give your address. You can change the address at that time. EPFO does maintain your address but sends the communication to the recent address given by you.

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