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Obtaining an EPF Registration

The organization that is concerned with this is the Department of Labour. web site is

The following steps are required to get registration with EPF.

1. Complete “Form-D” in duplicate with business registration certificate and certify within 14 days of recruitment of first employee.

2. Dispatch by registered post to the nearest Labour Office or directly to the Commissioner of Labour.

3.Obtain EPF Number over the counter  or Obtain reply, which will be sent along with the registration number and two letters


Documents required to be maintained by employer

i. Payroll information, cheque roll information, extra allowance information, labour registry

ii. Attendance information

iii. Proof of payment of benefits (Central bank receipts, Cheque numbers, Registered post receipts etc.)

iv. Third copy of the “C” certificate.

An employer of even one employee is legally bound to pay contributions to the Fund starting from the first day of employment. All employees should be enrolled by furnishing the relevant registration form called “A”, “B”, and “H”, whether they are permanent, temporary, apprentices, casual or shift workers.

The following steps need to be followed to pay EPF contributions.

1. Assign EPF membership numbers for employees in numerical order. The membership number should not be overlapped among employees.

2. Calculate contribution with regard to each employee (minimum 8% from employee and 12% from employer) according to their total earnings for particular month.

3. Forward member-contribution details and payments to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) Department of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka using "C " forms or e-returns which may depend on the nos of employees.