How to Link Aadhaar with UAN and PF


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To understand the significance of linking Aadhaar with UAN and PF accounts, let us first understand the terms one by one.

Employees Provident Fund (EPF)

Employees Provident Fund (EPF), also known as Provident Fund (PF), is a pension scheme introduced by the government of India for the salaried employees of the organized sector. Here, both the employee and the employer make contributions to build a corpus for the employee to receive upon retirement.

Universal Account Number (UAN)

Universal Account Number (UAN) is a number through which employees can link their multiple provident funds (PF) IDs under the umbrella of one universal account/ID. The EPFO assigns UANs to its members.

Aadhar Card

Aadhaar is a significant document of identification in India that is required for most government services.

If a PF account holder is willing to receive continued benefits under the PF scheme, it is necessary to seed UAN with the Aadhaar number as directed by EPFO.

Let’s understand the stepwise process to link Aadhaar with UAN and PF in this post.

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Prerequisites and Eligibility to Link Aadhar with UAN:

Every employee working in the unorganized sector and enrolled under the EPF scheme is eligible to link their Aadhaar cards to UAN and EPF accounts.

Below are the key prerequisites for linking Aadhaar to UAN and PF:

  • A valid UAN of the applicant
  • An active PF Account
  • Registered mobile number to receive OTP
  • ‘Aadhaar Seeding Application’ form
  • Self-attested copies of Aadhaar card, UAN, and PAN card

How to Check Your UAN Status:

Before proceeding with the UAN Aadhaar link online, it is necessary to check if you have an active UAN. To check your UAN status, you may contact your employer or visit the EPFO portal. Here are the steps to check your UAN via the EPFO portal:

  • Go to, the official portal of UAN
  • On the right-hand side, you will see the ‘Know your UAN’ link under the ‘Important Links’ section. Click on it
  • You will be redirected to a page. Enter your registered mobile number and the captcha code in the given field on the page that appears
  • Get OTP by clicking on the ‘Request OTP’ button. Enter the OTP and captcha code again. Now, click on the ‘Validate OTP’ button
  • Submit your details like Aadhaar/ PAN/member ID, DOB, and the captcha code on the page that appears
  • Next, click on the ‘Show my UAN’
  • Your UAN will appear on the screen

Also Read: Guide to Updating Your Aadhaar Card Address Online

How to Update Your KYC Details:

Another important prerequisite before linking Aadhaar with UAN and PF is to update your KYC. You are required to update your KYC from time to time in your EPFO account. Below are the steps to update your KYC details:

  • Go to the EPFO portal at
  • Click on the ‘Services’ button on the top navigation. Go to the ‘For Employees’ tab in the drop-down menu
  • Go to the ‘Member UAN/Online Services (OCS/OTCP)’ tab under the ‘Services’ section on the page that appears. Click on it
  • On the right-hand side of the page that appears, go to the Universal Account Number (UAN) MEMBER e-SEWA service and click on it
  • Submit your UAN and password along with Captcha code to sign in to the account
  • Search for the ‘Manage’ button on the top panel and click on ‘KYC’
  • On the ‘Manage’ tab, choose the ‘KYC’ option
  • Choose the documents – Bank’, ‘PAN’, or ‘Passport’ – that you would like to add for KYC update by marking them on the boxes attached to them
  • Submit details like PAN number, passport number, and bank account with IFSC number and click on the ‘Save’ button
  • You can see your details under the ‘KYC Pending for Approval’ section
  • The EPFO officials will verify the details
  • Once verified, you can see the details under the ‘Currently Active KYC’ section

Ensure that the details mentioned in your Aadhaar card match with the details on the documents uploaded for KYC update

Linking Aadhaar with UAN:

Here are the steps on how to link Aadhaar with UAN:

Step 1 – Go to, the EPFO portal, and use your UAN and password to log in

Step 2 – On the top panel, go to the ‘Manage’ tab. From the drop-down menu, click on the ‘KYC’ option

Step 3 – Click on the Aadhaar checkbox under the KYC section and enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and name

Step 4 – Click on the ‘Save’ button

Step 5 – Once done, you will receive an OTP on your Aadhaar-linked registered mobile number

Step 6 – Submit the OTP. Click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the Aadhaar linking process.

Step 7 – Once the EPFO approves the KYC details, they will feature under the ‘Approved KYC’ tab, and your Aadhaar will be linked to UAN

Verification and Approval:

Once the KYC details are completed and approved, you will receive an SMS regarding the same at your registered mobile number. After the approval, your Aadhaar will be linked to your EPF account. It generally takes about three to five working days or so to verify and approve the documents.

In most cases, the approval of the KYC details is done by your employer. However, if they fail to do so due to any reason, you can get in touch with the EPF Grievance Portal and get the approval done by EPFO officials.

How to check the Status of Aadhaar, UAN linkage

Once you link your Aadhaar with UAN and PF, you can check the status of the linkage by visiting the official website at Log in to the portal by entering your UAN and Password. On the page that appears, look for Aadhaar and click on it. If the status against your Aadhaar number says ‘Verified’, it means that your Aadhaar is verified by UIDAI and linked to your EPF account.

Important Points to Consider:

Here are some important points to consider while linking Aadhaar with UAN and PF:

  • Ensure that your name, date of birth (DOB), and gender in your UAN account match those mentioned in your Aadhaar card
  • Ensure that your mobile number is registered with Aadhaar and is active and accessible at the time of getting the online procedure to link UAN with Aadhaar

Troubleshooting Common Issues:

Below are some common issues faced at the time of linking Aadhaar with UAN and PF and their solutions:

Details not matched:

Issue> The details provided on your Aadhaar don’t match with the details on UAN and PF records, such as name, DOB, gender, etc.

Solution> Check that the details on your Aadhaar, UAN, and PF records are correct. All the details in your Aadhaar should match with the details offered in UAN and PF. In case you see any discrepancies, correct it and update the same

UAN or PF Account not Active:

Issue> Trying to link UAN with Aadhaar when the UAN or PF is inactive

Solution> Check that your PF account and UAN are active. In case they are inactive, you may get in touch with your employer or the concerned EPFO team to reactivate them.

Mobile number and Aadhaar Not Linked:

Issue> Aadhaar is not linked to your registered mobile

Solution> It is very important to link your Aadhaar with your mobile number so that you can receive OTPs while performing the linking process. You can visit any of the Aadhaar Enrolment Centers near you to get the process done

Aadhaar Number Not Valid:

Issue> You entered the wrong Aadhaar number, which is invalid

Solution> Make sure that you have submitted the correct Aadhaar number. Also, check for any typo errors

KYC Documents Mismatch:

Issue> Documents provided for KYC verification don’t match the required criteria

Solution> Always use valid documents for KYC verification and check for the correct spelling of name, DOB, and other details

Wrong Combination of PAN and Aadhaar:

Error> Wrong numbers for PAN and Aadhaar

Solution> Check that the Aadhaar and PAN combination is correct

Aadhaar is Deactivated:

Error> Trying to link an inactive Aadhaar

Solution> Make sure that your Aadhaar number is active. If not, contact the UIDAI for any issues

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