How to Update Exit Date in EPF Account?

An Employee Provident Fund or EPF account is a saving scheme designed for salaried employees in India, in which both the employer and employee monthly contribute 12% of the employee’s basic salary and dearness allowance to the EPF account. This account is managed by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation or EPFO and the accumulated funds earn interest. This account aims to provide financial security and long-term savings for employees, from which they can partially withdraw on special conditions like medical emergencies, home purchases, or higher education. To ensure hassle-free management and transfer of EPF funds across different jobs, a Universal Account Number or UAN is assigned to each member that also facilitates ease of access to account information online.

About Exit Date in EPF Account  

The exit date in the EPF Account is the date on which the previous employer provided their final payment to the employee. The exit date in the EPF account needs to be changed, if an employee changes his/her job and moves to a new organization. Employees who are not aware of the process to update the exit date in the EPF account should not worry as the EPFO has introduced an efficient and user-friendly method for the employees to update the exit date. The exit date in the EPF account can be updated only after two months of leaving the job. The system checks whether the employer has made any contribution in the last two months or not, and if there is no contribution made by the employer, then the employee can online update the exit date in the EPF portal.   

Step-by-Step Guide on Updating Exit Date in EPF Account

Employees who are EPF members can update their date of exit using the online route. Employees can self-update their exit date in their EPF account through the below-given steps:

  • First, visit the official website of EPFO at
  • Log in to your EPF account using your UAN (Universal Account Number) and password
  • Navigate to the ‘Manage’ tab on the dashboard
  • Under this Manage tab click on the “Exit Date Change” option
  • Choose the apt PF account number from the dropdown list
  • Enter your exit date and reasons for exit
  • After entering essential details click on the ‘submit’ button
  • Request for an OTP
  • Enter the OTP received on your mobile phone
  • Upon successful submission, you will receive a confirmation message
  • Click ’Update’ and then confirm by clicking ‘OK’

Your updation of the exit date request will be processed by the EPFO authorities and you will be notified once the exit date change is approved

Prerequisites for Updating Exit Date

The exit date from a former job or employment should be updated by the employees so that they can apply for an online transfer of accumulated EPF funds. The exit date can be any day of the month on which the previous employer made the last payment. Some of the prerequisites for updating the exit date include:

  • The exit date can be revised only after two months of quitting the job.
  • The facility of online updation of the exit date can only be utilised by the employees who have linked their UAN with their Aadhaar and have also linked their mobile number with their Aadhaar. This is because an OPT for verification will be sent to their mobile number.

Process to Ensure Updation of Exit Date

  • Employees can check if their exit date is updated or not by logging into the Member e-Sewa portal.
  • Employees need to select ‘service history’ from the ‘View’ menu
  • A new tab will appear on the screen and the page will display the employers list with whom the employee has had EPF accounts. This list will also display information like the date the employee joined the EPF and the date on which the employee left the EPF.

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