Withdrawal from the Employee Provident Fund is possible only on meeting the specific criteria specified by the EPFO. The person wishing to withdraw from employee provident fund must submit required documents and should also be eligible for withdrawal. Withdrawal of EPF is only possible after you have completed five years of service and even just for specific occasions and withdrawal amount is only partial. Situations, where you can withdraw Employee Provident Fund, is for your marriage, your children or your siblings or education. If one has completed at least a minimum of 7 years of service, then he/she is eligible to withdraw 50% of the contribution, and this can be done three times in his/her service life. Employee Provident Fund can be withdrawn for medical treatment for yourself or your family, that is your spouse, children, or your parents who are dependent on you and this amount should equal or less than seven times of your salary. Withdrawal can also happen for repayment of the home loan after you have completed ten years of service. Also to repair your house that is ten years older and withdrawal can be up to 12 times your salary.