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The UAN, which stands for Universal Account Number, is a figure through which employees can link their multiple provident fund (PF) accounts into one universal account. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation allots this unique ID number to its members.
In this post, we will delve deep into the details of UAN login and UAN account for all the relevant information.
The UAN stands for Universal Account Number, through which employees can link their multiple provident fund (PF) accounts into one universal account. This unique 12-digit number is allotted by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation to members. Irrespective of change in the designation or organization of an employee, the UAN remains the same.
Thus, an employee can add multiple member IDs allotted by various organizations they work for during their lifetime under the umbrella of UAN. The UAN helps its members view details of their PF, like balance, status, transfer, withdrawal, and more.
EPFO members can provide their existing UAN numbers to the new organization they join to add the newly received Member ID from the new employer to the already allotted UAN.
Let’s see how employees can get the Universal Account Number (UAN) below.
You can get the UAN through your employer. However, the easy way to get your UAN is through the official UAN Portal using your PF number or the member ID. Follow the steps below to get UAN:
Now that you have your UAN handy, you can activate UAN to log in to the EPFO Member portal using your UAN.
To activate UAN, there are some details that you need handy, such as your PF, member ID, and UAN number. You may follow the steps below to activate your UAN online to freely access the UAN member portal.
Here are the steps to follow for UAN activation:
Step 1 – Go to the official UAN portal login site at https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
Step 2 – On the right side of the homepage, under the Important Links section, look for the ‘Activate UAN’ tab and click on it
Step 3 – You will be redirected to a page where a form will appear that you need to fill
Step 4 – Once done, click on the ‘Get Authorization Pin’
Step 5 – A four-digit PIN will be sent to your registered mobile number that you need to submit to activate UAN
Step 6 – Lastly, you can create your login ID and password to complete the activation process
Use the credential (ID and password) to log in to your UAN account.
Let us now check the procedure to log in to the EPFO member portal using your UAN. But before that, here are some details you must have to access your UAN account.
As mentioned, you need your UAN number to access the portal of EPFO. You can get your UAN by the process mentioned above. Once you get your UAN, you can log in to the EPFO account by visiting the official portal of EPFO and following the steps below:
Step 1 – Visit the EPFO portal https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php
Step 2 – Look for the ‘Services’ section in the top menu bar and click on it. You will see a drop-down menu with options. Click on the ‘For Employees’ option
Step 3 – You will reach https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/For_Employees.php
Step 4 – On this page, look for “Member UAN/Online Services (OCS/OTCP)” under the ‘Services’ section and click on it
Step 5 – You will be redirected to https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
Step 6 – On the right-hand side of the screen, you can see – Universal Account Number (UAN) MEMBER e-SEWA service
Step 7 – Enter your UAN and password to access the account (Those who have set up their account previously and generated a password can log in immediately to their UAN account)
Step 8 – Log in to the EPF account to view details like UAN card, personal information, EPF balance, withdrawal and transfer, etc. You can download UMANG or (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) on your mobile to access your UAN account on mobile.
Those who don’t have the password can create a password for your UAN account. Below are the steps for the same.
If you haven’t yet set up your account and don’t have a UAN password, you can generate it by following the steps below:
However, this requires the applicant to first activate UAN, which we have already mentioned above. Once activated, follow the below steps for password creation.
1. Log in to the Universal Account Number (UAN) MEMBER e-SEWA service
2. Look for the ‘Create Password’ tab and click on it. Next, click on ‘Get OTP’
3. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter it in the required field. Now, click on ‘Validate OTP’
4. Now, enter the password you want to set in the “New Password” space. Re-enter the number and click on the ‘Confirm Password’ button. (Remember to create a password with a minimum of 8 characters, which must be a combination of numbers, letters, and special characters.
5. Finally, click on the “Submit” tab to set your password and log in to your UAN account.
If you forget your UAN password or if you want to reset your password for security purposes, you can do so by following the below steps.
Below are the steps to reset your UAN password:
You may access your UAN in many ways. We already mentioned above in the post how to access the UAN number online through the UAN portal. Also, you know that you may seek the UAN number from your employer. Besides the above, there are other ways to access UAN to enter your PF account and manage it. Let’s discuss them now:
The Umang app is an easy way to access UAN. You may download the UMANG app on your mobile to access all the services that are available on the UAN portal.
You can check the EPF balance via the message facility. Send an SMS – ‘EPFOHO UAN’ to 7738299899 number and get the details on your phone.
The facility for a missed call is also available to check the PF balance. All you need is to give a missed call to 01122901406 and receive an SMS showing your EPF balance.
Information about your PF can also be obtained from your nearest EPFO office by visiting it. You can transfer or withdraw your EPF funds, or even request a passbook, etc., by visiting your EPFO office.
Below are the documents to get your Universal Account Number (UAN):
Bank account number, branch and IFSC code
Photo identity card like an Aadhaar, your driving license, voter ID, passport, and SSLC Book
Like utility bills, a copy of ration card or rental/lease agreement, etc., with your present address
PAN card (linked to the UAN)
Aadhaar card (linked to a bank account and mobile number)
You can download your UAN card if you have a valid EPF number with an active UAN and password. Follow the steps below to get your UAN card:
Below are the steps that an employee with a UAN number and password can use to link UAN with their Aadhaar card:
Step 1 – Go to the EPFO portal https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php
Click the ‘Services’ on the top navigation and look for the ‘For Employees’ tab in the drop-down menu.
Step 2 – Look for “Member UAN/Online Services (OCS/OTCP)” under the ‘Services’ section on the age that appear and click on it
Step 3 – You will be redirected to a page. On the right-hand side, you can see the Universal Account Number (UAN) MEMBER e-SEWA service; click on it
Step 4 – Submit your UAN and password along with Captcha to sign in to your account
Step 5 – On the top panel, search for the ‘Manage’ button and click on ‘KYC’
Step 6 – Choose the option of Aadhaar. Submit and save your name and 12-digit Aadhaar number
Step 7 – Once done, you can see your KYC details under the ‘Pending KYC’ tab, which needs to be approved by your employer. Once approved, the details will feature under the ‘Approved KYC’ tab (which might take around 15 days)
To update e-KYC, follow the steps below:
To file e-nominations through UAN, complete the same steps as mentioned above. Once you log in to your UAN account using your UAN and password, reach the ‘Manage’ tab and select the option of e-nomination.
To secure their important documents and details, EPF members can use the services of DigiLocker. Below are the EPFO details that can be saved on DigiLocker:
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The UAN or Universal Account Number is allotted by EPFO or Employees’ Fund Organization.
All the contributory members of EPFO can have their UAN account, which is disseminated through the employers.
No, employees cannot change their UAN. It is a unique number that stays with the employee throughout.
Employers can go to https://employerclaims.epfoservices.in to access UAN and manage KYC through OTCP.
Yes, you can access the UAN account online from anywhere.
If you forget your UAN password, you can reset it by visiting the official portal of EPFO. The steps are mentioned above in the post.
For UAN services-related queries for employers, you may contact
Helpdesk Number: 18001-18005
Helpdesk Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
No, each employee can have a single UAN account in his/her lifetime.
No, they are not the same. UAN is the Universal Account Number, and the PF is the Provident Fund number.
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