All about PPF Eligibility Criteria

PPF eligibility criteria for an Indian citizen

Documents required to open a PPF account

Eligibility of minors to invest in PPF

PPF eligibility for NRIs

Investment procedure for PPF

Offline procedure

For the offline procedure, one can open a Public Provident Fund account by visiting a particular bank authorised under the PPF scheme. Here is a list of banks that enable you to open a PPF account.

Bank Name

Bank Name

Bank Name

State Bank of India

Allahabad Bank

Dena Bank

Indian Bank


Axis Bank

Bank of India

Punjab National Bank

Bank of Baroda

Union Bank of India

Canara Bank


Bank of Maharashtra

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Indian Overseas Bank

United Bank of India

Corporation Bank

Vijaya Bank

Central Bank of India



Upon visiting the bank, one can deposit the amount in different ways given below.

  • Fill up the deposit challan form or Form B. 
  • The deposit slip has two sections- the main section and two counterfoils for the bank agent and the applicant. 
  • Enter the necessary details like name, address, account number of PPF, deposit value, and the mode of payment. 
  • To invest in PPF offline, one can pay in cash, cheque, or demand draft. 
  • After making the payment via your desired mode, you can collect the receipt from the teller.

In addition to the procedure for investment in PPF, one should know how to check PPF account balance online.

Check your PPF account balance online

Frequently Asked Questions