Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) is a scheme where both an employee and employer contribute a part of their salary during the service period. The members can withdraw the lump-sum amount on retirement. They can also request for the final settlement of the EPF account once they leave the job. For this, they need to fill the Form 19 to withdraw funds from the EPF account for final settlement.
Form 19 is a two-page form. It contains the following sections:
On the first page, it will display the below-mentioned information-
On the second page, you will find the Advance Stamped Receipt which is to be filled only if you choose cheque as the mode of payment.
The Process to Fill Form 19 Online
Step 1: Firstly, you need to visit the EPF Member Portal: https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php
Step 2: Enter the UAN, password, and captcha to sign into the portal.
Step 3: Now select ‘Claim Form – 31, 19, 10C & 10D’ under the ‘Online Services’ section.
Step 4: Enter the last 4 digits of your linked bank account and click on “Verify” option.
Step 5: After that, click on “Yes” to sign the “Certificate of Undertaking”.
Step 6: Select the option “Only PF Withdrawal (Form-19)” from the drop-down menu in the “I want to apply for” section.