EPF balance online - Resolving the Invalid Member_id error / code not in list

While trying to check my EPF account balance online on http://www.epfindia.com, I got an error which says "Invalid Member_id / Data not updated against this". It took me a little while to figure out that the region code and office code have changed and my office pay slip was still showing the old codes (KN/BN/BMS/46499/098). Here is how I resolved the problem.

I went back to 'Check your balance' page and selected Karnataka in the "Select PF Office State" selectbox. Below it there was a list from which you have to select your EPFO Office. Here I got confused as my Office code (which is 3 character long) BMS was not there! I was not able to select the right EPFO office due to which I was getting the Invalid Member_id error.





To search the right EPFO office code I clicked on link "Search your establishment code here".

It presented a screen with quite a bit of information and options. The fourth option seemed promising which said- "I also know the establishment code". I knew my establishment code (Its a number of max 7 digits and 3rd piece of data in your epf code: region code/office code/establishment code/extension/account number). So I just entered it and got some records back in which my employer's name was right there on 3rd row with the new office code. The mapping of old-new was - KN/46499/ -> PY/BOM/46499/ which meant my new PF account number would be PY/BOM/46499/098.

I selected the new office code 'BOM' in the above EPFO Office list and entered other details. On submitting I got a sms with my EPF account balance information. Yippie!!

A Final Note: In the SMS EE amount means "Employee's contributed amount" and ER amount means "Employer's contributed amount".

Good luck with finding your EPF account balance details! :)



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Thanks ... it is very useful information .....

Glad to know it helped you.

Instructions helped. Thank you.

Nice info...

Thank you so much! Finally i was able to crack the same...

Helped alot!! Thanks so much

Hi,
Firstly, Great article, helpled me a lot.
What I would like to know is should the employee and employer contribution be the same?

Employee-employer contribution need not be same. Employee contribution will be 12% of the specified salary (basic+DA), while employer can opt to contribute either:
1) 12% of specified salary or
2) 12% of Rs 6500 i.e. Rs 780

Hey Neha, thanks a ton for this post. I was unable to crack this until I saw your post. Thanks again for sharing.

Thanks for the information. I got the SMS with my EPF balance, in SMS i got (Accounts updates upto 31-03-2011)... What does it mean?

Is the balance inclusive of Interest?

Yes, the balance is inclusive of interest. (Accounts updates upto 31-03-2011) should mean the interest is accrued till 31-03-2011. Hope it helps.

Thanks you yaar, it is really helpful. I was facing the same issue. But it helps me to find out my PF office which was not listed there within a single minuite. Old one was KN/0019214/000 and the new one is PY/KRP/0019214/000. I was selected "I know my extension" option only and enter "19214" which was showing in my old PF number as extension part, and it is unchanged in the new PF number as well. So you can also do the same in case not able to find out your PF office there.

Cheers.
Swarup
ADP - Hyderabad

hi this rohit kalia form bathinda.
I want to check my PF detail in EPF site,but i am unable to check my PF.
site is showing invalid member..
my PF no is KN/10641/4432..
my establish code is not showing.
so i request you to pls suggest me how i can check my balance..

rgds,
Rohit kalia.
Bathinda,Punjab

Is your office name this : THE ANGLO FRENCH DRUG CO (EASTERN) LTD?
If yes then your establishment code is 10641

Hi,
Can anyone please help me to identify the extension part in the PF number.
Thanks!

Extension number is maximum 3 Characters (Eg.-AB, ABC, etc.). If it exists , it should appear after the establishment code. In case its not there, leave the field blank when checking status online. Hope it helps.

I am still getting the "invalid data " even after following the method mentioned above

hi my name is sahil wadhera. i was a employee of NIIT Ltd North Delhi, please tell me how can get to know my pf? company give me the pf no: DL/7658/PEEPF/034703. my mobile number is 8968377873.

Your establishment code is 7658, hence if you follow the above mentioned steps you would know your new PF no. Anyways, for your ease I have done that for you. Your new PF no. is DS/NHP/0007658/000/034703. Enter this info and your name and mobile no. on this link : http://epfoservices.in/epfo/member_balance/member_balance.php?officename... and you would get a sms

Thanks Neha !!
Very useful info

hi my name is akanksha. i was a employee of NIIT Ltd Mumbai (Kandivali) please tell me how can get to know my pf? company give me the pf no: DL/7658/PEEPF/025149. my mobile number is 9218510580

Your establishment code is 7658, hence if you follow the above mentioned steps you would know your new PF no. Anyways, for your ease I have done that for you. Your new PF no. is DS/NHP/0007658/000/025149. Enter this info and your name and mobile no. on this link : http://epfoservices.in/epfo/member_balance/member_balance.php?officename... and you would get a sms

unable to check PF balance
hi this WAVHALE JINENDRA form MAHARASHTRA.
I want to check my PF detail in EPF site,but i am unable to check my PF.
site is showing invalid member..
my PF no is KR/KC/15076/42098..
my establish code is not showing.
so i request you to pls suggest me how i can check my balance..

rgds,
WAVHALE JINENDRA

your establishment code is 15076. Check with the procedure mentioned above. I hope it helps.

my father's pf a/c no is mr/mrt/4011/3347, but after entering this i got a message of invalid member id.. ahat should i do... plz help me......

what is the name and address of your father's employer (it must be there in the payslips or Form-16)

i tried with PY/BOM/34272/ & KN/BN/34272 no extension but still i'm getting invalid ID, pls help

With PY/BOM/34272/ , you should get the details. Are you entering the correct account number?

I also got the same error. i.e. my old PF no which my company gave me KN/BN/34242/xxxxxx, I searched and found my new PF no PY/BOM/34242/xxxxxx and I also checked many times before entering the pf account no, but still got the same error i.e. Invalid input/incorrect pf account no.. please help me..

upendra kumar
9509284457

unable to check PF balance
hi this Vishvas Dhuri form GOA
I want to check my PF detail in EPF site,but i am unable to check my PF.
site is showing invalid member..
my PF no is on slip - 12779/31
i have entered GA/GOA/0012779/000/12779/31..
so i request you to pls suggest me how i can check my balance..

With GA/GOA/0012779/000/31 you should not get the error.

Hi,
I followed above steps and almost reached there. Portal asks for Name & Mobile no. After I specify name & mobile no. it gives me same error.

It instructs to enter same name as in EPF slip. Would like to clarify is name is case sensitive or whether it has to match exact same name as in there records?

Thanks & Regards,
Amit

Yes,the name should match exactly as in records.

Dear All,

I left the company in february 2011
My EPF no. is not update in datebase of preivous employer

my employer establish code KN/MYS/0049363/000

Please help me

Geetha

Only your employer can tell your PF account number. Contact them or else check your payslips.

its very easy way to know your PF.
Thanks a lot.....

hI,
mY OLD EPF ACCOUNT IS "PN/4122/23520" BUT i CAN'T FIND NEW ONE.
mY COMPANY NAME: MAHAVIR SPINNING MILLS LTD, LUDIHANA
PLEASE HELP...

DEAR SIR,
MY NAME IS BEAUTY BASANTI FROM GODDA,I WAS WARK IN2008 TO2013 I DONT GOT A RIGHT LIST,I NEED TO HELP, CORRECT IMPORMESTION.IFROM LAST MANY YEARS I AM DOING IN SAMBODHI RETREAT BODH GAYA,PLZ.......... HELP ME SIR AND GIVE TO ME CORRECT IMPORMETIN.MY ACCOUNT NO IS BR9554/-38,EMP NO-SAM/2008/0038

THANK YOU
BEAUTY BASANTI

With BR/PAT/0009554/000/38 , you should get your account details. Follow the procedure mentioned in this post.

I had worked with Hotel Ashok Yatri Niwas, Delhi for almost 22years. Hotel had been sold out and employees were given voluntary retiremnt. Unfortunately, i cud not withdraw my epf at that time. Is it possible to withdraw it now? My epf account number is DL/7763/234 but it shows as invalid account on their website. Please help.

Try this : DL/CPM/0007763/000/234

Hi, thanx for your response. I tried with DL/CPM/0007763/000/234, typed my name also correctly. But account still shows as invalid :(
Is there any other way out? Please help.

You can try contacting the regional EPF office. The contact numbers are given in EPFO directory. Tell them your case, they should help.

Let me know how it goes.

great help... got correct pf balance... thanks much!!!

Thanks a lot!!! That was very helpful... Can you please tag this page with - "How to find EPF office".

My name mentioned in PF A/C is " Vijay Singh " and my Bank A/C name is "Vijay Kumar Singh" .Please help me what to do ?what process should I follow ?

You would need to submit a letter to EPFO office stating that the name in bank account is different. Please find the format of letter here. Hope it helps. It would be great if you let us know how it goes.

My company gave me no as MH/93606/291

Pls can you help what number should I input and what is the extenstion no ? what is the account no?

thanks in advance

regards,

establishment code is 93606 and account number is 291. extension you can leave blank or fill 000.

My date of join is october 2011, I recently registered in memberportal in epfindia.in and I got passbook.
But It shown the balance epf from August 2012 to October 2012 only. Please let me know the details of error.

thank you from Ravi D (+91-8754503654)

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