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How to Find CIF Number in State Bank of India?

CIF Number: Are you a State Bank of India customer and looking for your CIF Number? If you are looking for your CIF Number then I will help you to find CIF number in State Bank of India. Generally, customers or account holders of SBI look for this information when they want to activate internet banking in SBI. And also when they want to transfer their bank account from one branch to another branch of the bank. (changing home branch)

In this article of mine, I will tell you about two methods by following which you can find your CIF number very easily. One of the methods is offline and the other method is online. I have mentioned both the methods below you can use any one of them.

What is the meaning of CIF number?

But before we proceed to the further part of this article I would like to tell you the meaning of the term. A customer information file (CIF) is a file, either electronic or physical, that stores all pertinent information about a customer’s personal and account information like account number etc. The customer information file (CIF) allows the business to view its customer accounts by relationship and not strictly by account type.

How to Find CIF Number in State Bank of India?

Find CIF Number in State Bank of India?

So now let us get started with this guide and learn how you can find CIF Number in State Bank of India.

Using Bank Passbook to Find CIF Number.

This is the offline method to find it all you have to do is take out your SBI bank passbook and open the first page of the book.

SBI Bank Passbook

You will find it printed on the first page, I have embedded the image above which you can refer to find your number.

Using Bank Account Statement to Find CIF Number.

Now let us check out the online method, to use this method you should have an activate internet banking account. If you don’t have it then you can get it activated by reading the guide which I have linked in the first paragraph.

  • Visit the official website of SBI: https://www.onlinesbi.com/ 

    login into internet banking account

  • Enter your username and password to login into your account.
  • After that download or view your account statement.
  • You will find your customer information file number mentioned there.Bank Account Statement
  • Refer the image embedded above for more clarity about the place where you can find it.

So these are the two methods by which you can find CIF Number in State Bank of India or SBI. If you have any questions or doubts in your mind then you can comment below.

I will try to respond to your comments and queries as soon as possible to me. For more details, you can even contact customer care of the bank of their toll-free number: 1800 425 3800.

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  • I don’t remember where I have kept my bank passbook and I don’t have access to my internet banking account.

    But I need to find my CIF number, please help me.

    • Hi Geetha,
      If you don’t have your bank passbook, even then you can find your CIF number by calling the customer care of the bank.

      If you calling the customer care does not help you to find your CIF number then you can visit your home branch.

      They will provide you CIF number once you verify that you are the real owner of the bank account.

  • This was very helpful to me, I was in need of my CIF number for some purpose and found my CIF number in my bank passbook with the help of this guide.

    • Hi Vaibhav,
      We are glad to know that you fond this guide helpful.

      Keep visiting Bank With Us for more banking and finance related stuff online.

      Have a good day buddy.

  • Cif number is not In my pass book and I have not a online account user name and password how can I got my cif numbers

      • @Suresh you can get your CIF number by visiting your home branch as said by @Sunil.

        But they provide you the CIF number only if you provide you the proof that you are the real owner of the bank account.

        Don’t think much about the proof you just have to show your bank passbook and you are good to go.

  • CIF number is not available in my pass book and I have not a online account user name and password how can I got my CIF numbers ?

    • Yas . I have same problem. I’m living in saudi arabia.I don’t have CIF number in my passbook , is there any other way to get CIF number ???? plz help me

      • Hi Ishwor Bhatta,

        If your CIF number is not printed in your bank passbook. (happens in some cases)
        Then you can still get or find your CIF number.

        There are two ways by which you can find your CIF number and they are as follows:

        1) Visit your home branch with your bank passbook.

        Just visit your home branch of SBI from where you maintain your bank account.
        Tell the bank officials that you don’t have your CIF number printed and want to get the same.

        They will ask your bank passbook for reference and tell you your CIF Number.

        Note it down in your bank passbook on the first page or last page.

        2) Call the customer care of the bank.

        As you said that you are not in India you can call the customer care of the bank.
        Tell them that you want to get the CIF number of your bank account.

        They will ask you few details like your name, bank account number and few other details.

        You may have to answer multiple questions as you will be calling from an international phone number.

        Answer them correctly and they will tell you your CIF number.

  • I can’t follow both the methods to find the CIF number.

    Please help me out with any other alternate method to find it.

    Thanks in Advance

    • Hi Praveen,
      If you can’t follow both the above-mentioned methods then you can find your CIF number by calling the customer care of the bank.

      Just call them on their toll-free number and tell them that you need your CIF number. They will ask you few details about you and your bank account.

      They do it to verify that the real owner of the account has called them or no.

      You will be questioned about your account number, your name, your registered mobile number etc.

      Once you answer them correctly they will provide you the CIF number.

      After that you can use your CIF number wherever you need.

  • I accidentally damaged my passbook few days back.

    I have not tried to get a new one from the bank.

    Can you tell me how I can get a new one, also guide me to get the CIF number please.

    • Hi Babita Mishra,
      You can get your CIF number even without your Bank passbook by calling the customer care.

      They will help you to find your CIF number by asking few details.

      And as you told us that you have lost your bank passbook. You can request a new bank passbook from State Bank of India.

      You personally have to visit your home branch and write a letter addressing to your branch manager.

      You have to mention the right reason why you need to the bank to issue a new bank passbook.

      I hope this helps you : )

  • What if I have lost my bank passbook?

    Can I get a new one from the bank?

    I need this number urgently please guide me to find it.

    • Hi Krishna Dubey,
      If you forgot your CIF number you can get it by calling the customer care of the bank.

      They will help you to get the CIF number, if not you can get it by visiting the home branch,

  • I called the customer care of the bank as I don’t have access to my internet banking account.
    They said me to visit my home branch to find my CIF number.

    Is there any alternate way to find it?

    I am currently out of the town and I don’t have my passbook with me.

  • Thank you very much you guys said my time.

    I was looking for this number since long time.

    But finally, I have found it.

    • Hi Muheeb,
      State Bank of India prints the CIF number in all the bank passbooks.

      But still, you are unable to find your CIF Number then you can contact the customer
      care of the bank.

      They will tell you the CIF number which is allotted to your bank account.

  • As you said I found my CIF number on the first page of my bank passbook.

    But while I entered it to activate internet banking for my bank account.

    I am getting an error it says wrong number.

    How can it be wrong? It is printed in my passbook.

    Help me to activate it.

    • Hi Bharti,
      The CIF Number which is printed on the first page of your bank passbook can’t be wrong.

      Most of the times that number is correct.

      So I recommend you to call the customer care of State Bank of India and tell them that
      you are getting this error.

      If in case the CIF number which is printed in your bank passbook is wrong they will
      tell you the correct number on call.

      Hope this helps you.

    • Hi Sunil Dadhich,
      You can get your CIF number by calling the customer care of the bank.

      Tell them that your CIF number is not printed in the passbook.

      They will ask you few details about your bank account for verification purpose and will give you the CIF number.

  • I WAS a n SBI coustomer now after the merging inSBI in sbt passbook CIF no.is not mentioned. How to get it please help.

    • You can get it by calling the customer care of the State Bank of India. They will help you out with the CIF number.

      This problem is faced by all the people who had the bank account in the associate banks.

      But you guys can get the CIF number by contacting the bank very easily.

  • I have done following steps to get CIF number but still i did not get that
    1) I am out of station so not able to visit home branch. I called them, but they denied to provide CIF number on phone.
    2) I contacted to customer care but they refused to give CIF number, as they are saying this is strictly confidential information.
    they told me to go any SBI branch and fill the form for internet banking. this is the lengthy process.

    please suggest, what can I do??