With the easy access of the State Bank of India’s online portal, one can now open a PPF account.

Here’s how to open PPF account with SBI
  • Login with user credentials.
  • Go to ‘Request and Enquires’ and select ‘New PPF Account’.
  • On the next page, the customer details will be displayed — name, address, CIF, PAN number.
  • Tick off the box below if the account needs to be opened in the name of Minor.
  • Enter the Branch Code and proceed.
  • Next, enter the Branch name.
  • Then, scroll down and fill up five Nominee details, and click on Submit.
  • Next, PPF account number will be displayed.
  • Click on ‘Print PPF Online Application’ to generate a hardcopy.

The final step of the process includes physical verification.

Carry the PPF application form, KYC documents and most recent photograph to the nearest SBI branch within 30 days.