If the PF amount of the previous company is not visible in your account, then for this the PF account will have to be merged. You can easily complete this work online. However, to merge the PF account, the UAN must be activated.
People working in private sector keep changing jobs for their career growth. In the last few years, a boom has also been recorded in it. If you have changed the job or are about to change it, then after joining the new company, complete one task very carefully. This is the work of merging the EPF account. At the time of joining every new company, a new PF account is opened from your old UAN number only. But the funds deposited during the job in the old companies are not added to the new PF account. Therefore, the PF account holder has to merge the account (EPF Account Merge) by visiting the EPFO website.
Merge can be done online
After the EPF account is merged, the total amount will be reflected in your single account. You can easily merge your PF account online. For this you have to go to the official website of EPFO. Here you have to go to Services. Then click on One Employee One EPF Account.
After this the form will open to merge EPF account. Here you have to enter the registered mobile number from the EPF account. Then enter UAN and current member ID. After filling the complete details, OTP will be generated for authentication. OTP will come on your registered mobile number. As soon as you enter the OTP number. Your old PF accounts will start appearing.
UAN must be activated
After this fill the PF account number and click on the submit button. Your request for account merge will be accepted. Then after a few days of verification, your account will be merged. However, keep in mind that to avail any facility related to EPF online, you must know your UAN (Universal Account No). Along with this, it is also necessary for UAN to be activated.
How to know your UAN number
If you do not know your UAN, you can find it online. For this you have to go to ‘https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/’. Then click on the Employee Linked Section on the right side and click on ‘Know Your UAN’ number. Then you have to fill the registered mobile number and captcha code.
After this click on Request OTP. Now a page will open in front of you. On this you will have to fill your PF account number and captcha. Along with date of birth, Aadhaar or PAN number will have to be entered. After this click on ‘Show My UAN Number’. You will get your UAN.