How To Change / Update Name in EPF Account

name change epf accountJust like sometimes your name in Voter ID Card, Aadhaar Card or PAN Card is entered incorrectly by the officials, it can also happen with your EPF account as well. For whatever reason there are thousands of members who complaint about incorrect or misspelled name in their EPF accounts. That happens when the official who entered your name in the EPF database did it incorrectly or perhaps you provided incorrect name in your submitted documents or may be your employer provided wrong name.


So, how to change name in EPF account? To do that you can follow the procedure explained below. It is very easy and can be done if you have the following document proofs:

You have to submit any of these documents for name update in PF account:


  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • Ration Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Driving License
  • Bank Passbook
  • EPSIC Card
  • School/College Issued Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Water/Electricity/Telephone Bill


Once you have any of these aforementioned documents ready, you should contact your employer and request them to initiate a request to EPFO for name correction, change or update in EPF account. You also have to personally request EPFO for the same name update.

To complete the name update process, an employee also must visit the regional/local EPFO field office and make a request for name change along with all the required documents, form and any other information that the EPFO office will ask for.