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EPF Passbook Download - How To Download EPF Passbook Online?

Updated on: May 18th, 2023


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The Ministry of Labour and Employment introduced the Employees’ Provident Fund or EPF in 1956. Under this scheme, employees can invest a part of their income to create a retirement corpus. As per the government, employees and employers must contribute 12% of the employee's basic salary and dearness allowance to EPF every month. 

This amount gets accumulated in the employees’ EPF account and can be withdrawn in case of emergencies. Read on to learn what is EPF passbook and how it is important for your EPF account.

What Is An EPF Passbook?

EPF passbook records every detail of the amount contributed to an employee’s EPF account by both the employer and employee. You can download this passbook to know your EPF balance and other related records.

However, you can download or view the EPF passbook only after completing UAN registration on the EPFO portal. You can avail of this passbook after six hours of registering in the EPFO portal. 

However, you must remember that you cannot access your online passbook if you have already completed a settlement with the employer or your account is not functioning anymore.

How To Login Into EPF Passbook?

You should register on the EPF portal and log in to view the EPF passbook. Following are the steps to register on the EPF portal:

Step 1: Visit the official EPFO portal and then navigate to the 'Our Services' section.

Step 2: Under the ‘Our Services’ section, click the ‘For Employees’ option.

Step 3: Scroll down to find ‘Member UAN/Online Services’ and click on it. It will redirect you to the UAN member e-Sewa portal.

Step 4: Click the 'Activate UAN' option to register into the EPF portal.

Step 5: Enter your Aadhaar, PAN, UAN number, e-mail ID, mobile number, and other details.

Step 6: After filling in all these details and submitting them, you will receive a PIN to your registered mobile number.

Step 7: Enter PIN and validate the entered details.

You can log in to the EPF portal as you are now successfully registered.

Check out the steps below to know how to view the EPF passbook:

Step 1: You need to visit the UAN (Universal Account Number) e-SEWA portal.

Step 2: Enter your UAN, password and captcha to sign in.

Step 3: You will receive an OTP to your registered mobile number.

Step 4: Submit the OTP, which will redirect you to the ‘Reset Password Page’.

Step 5: Enter your new password and confirm it to log in.

How To Download EPF Passbook?

If you are a member of the Employee’s Provident Fund, you can easily view and download your EPF passbook online in easy steps. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Visit the official website of EPFO from your laptop or mobile.

Step 2: Under the ‘Our Services’ section, click the ‘For Employees’ option. 

Step 3: Navigate to the ‘Member Passbook’ option and click on it. 

Step 4: Enter your UAN and password as generated on the EPF member portal. Next, click on the ‘Login’ button.

Step 5: It will open to the page that contains all the Member IDs who hold EPF Accounts linked with your UAN.

Step 6: Next, click ‘Select Member ID’ and select your EPF account. 

Step 7: Click on the ‘View Passbook’ option.

Step 8: Your EPF Passbook will open in a new tab in PDF format.

Step 9: Click the ‘Download Passbook’ option to get your EPF passbook.

How To Download EPF passbook From UMANG?

You can also download the EPF passbook online using the UMANG app. You need not visit the portal of EPF to view the passbook when you follow this method. Here are the steps you should follow:

Step 1: Download the UMANG app on your mobile phone or laptop.

Step 2: Navigate to the 'All Services' tab and click the 'EPFO' option.

Step 3: Open ‘Employee Centric Service’ and click the ‘View Passbook’ option.

Step 4: You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number after entering UAN.

Step 5: Enter that OTP on the UMANG portal to proceed further.

Step 6: The Member IDs of all EPF accounts linked with your UAN will be displayed. 

Step 7: Click on the selected ID to view or download your EPF passbook.


This article is a complete guide on how to log in to the EPF portal and download the EPF passbook. Now you can download, view and print the EPF passbook easily from the online portal by registering on the unified member portal. With your passbook, you can check the date of EPF establishment, contributions from the employer and employee, employer ID, EPFO name and type, employee’s name, etc. You can even check the time and date when you have downloaded or printed the passbook from the online portal. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I log in to the EPF passbook the first time?

To log in EPF passbook for the first time, you need to register yourself into the EPF passbook portal. You need to login into the e-SEWA portal and register yourself by following the instructions.

How to log in EPF passbook and claim status?

To log in to the EPF passbook and claim status, you need to visit the official website of EPFO India and enter your UAN, password, and captcha. After that, you should click the login button to complete the process.

How to download the EPF passbook statement?

You can download the EPF passbook statement with the e-passbook facility on the official EPFO website. You need to register with EPFO using your details like ID proof, address proof, contact details, etc., and download the statement.

How to download the EPF passbook without UAN?

No, it is not possible to access the EPF passbook without knowing the UAN. UAN is required to login into the EPF member portal or UMANG app and download the EPF passbook online.


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