A Complete A-Z Guide to EPF UAN 

Login, Activation Process & Related FAQs

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), India, with over 6.2 crore contributory members, is one of the largest organizations in the globe providing social security services for members as well as their families.

Universal Account Number (UAN)

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.

How to get your UAN?

Steps to Get UAN Using PF Number/Member ID

1. Go to the official portal of UAN 

2. On the right-hand side of the home page, you will find the ‘Know your UAN’ link. Click on it

3. The link will redirect you to a page where you need to enter your registered mobile number and the captcha code

4. Click on ‘Request OTP’. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile. Enter the OTP and captcha code again. Now, click on ‘Validate OTP’

5. You will again be redirected to a page where you need to submit your details like PAN/Aadhaar/member ID, DOB, and the captcha code.

6. Next, click on the ‘Show my UAN’

7. Your UAN will appear on the screen

How to activate UAN to log in to the EPFO Member Portal?

Here are the steps to follow for UAN activation:

1. Go to the official UAN portal login site at

2. On the right side of the homepage, under the Important Links section, look for the ‘Activate UAN’ tab and click on it

3. You will be redirected to a page where a form will appear that you need to fill

4. Once done, click on the ‘Get Authorization Pin’

5. A four-digit PIN will be sent to your registered mobile number that you need to submit to activate UAN

6. Lastly, you can create your login ID and password to complete the activation process

Details required to access your UAN account

– Your Universal Account Number (UAN)

– Your mobile number (registered with UAN)

– Password (in case you already have an      account)

Process to log in to your UAN account

Visit the EPFO portal

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

You will be redirected to

On the right-hand side of the screen, you can see – Universal Account Number (UAN) MEMBER e-SEWA service

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)

Log in to the EPF account to view details like UAN card, personal information, EPF balance, withdrawal and transfer, etc. 

Steps to Reset UAN Password

1. Go to the UAN member portal login page: https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/

2. Search for the ‘Forgot Password’ option and click on it

3. On the required field, enter your UAN number

4. To verify the ID, enter the captcha code displayed on the screen correctly

5. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number

6. Enter the OTP and click on the ‘Submit’ button

7. Once your ID gets validated through OTP, you will get a prompt on the screen to reset your password

8. Get the password changed with the desired password of your choice generated with letters, special characters, and numbers

How to Access UAN through Any Other Way?

Umang App

Message (SMS)

Missed call

Details of Bank Account

ID Proof

PAN Card

Aadhaar Card

EPFO Office

Documents Needed to Open UAN Account

Address Proof

How to Download a UAN card online?

Go to the official portal of UAN

– Submit the UAN and password in the required field under the Universal Account Number (UAN) MEMBER e-SEWA service section.

– Also, enter the Captcha Code and click on the ‘Sign in’ button

– Look for the ‘Download UAN card’ tab on the right-hand side of the screen

– Under the ‘View’ tab, click on ‘UAN Card’

– You can see the card linked to your UAN account on the page that appears

How to Link Aadhaar with UAN?

Below are the steps that an employee with a UAN number and password can use to link UAN with their Aadhaar card:

Go to the EPFO portal https://

Look for “Member UAN/Online Services (OCS/OTCP)” under the ‘Services’ section on the age that appear and click on it

On the top panel, search for the ‘Manage’ button and click on ‘KYC’

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

Submit your UAN and password along with Captcha to sign in to your account

Choose the option of Aadhaar. Submit and save your name and 12-digit Aadhaar number

How to Update your e-KYC for Your EPFO Account?

– Use your UAN and password to enter the EPFO portal (follow the same steps as for linking Aadhaar to UAN till you reach step no. 5)

– On the ‘Manage’ tab, choose the ‘KYC’ option

– Choose the option of KYC documents that you would like to add, such as ‘Bank’, ‘PAN’, or ‘Passport’

– The process will be complete once the EPFO verifies the details

– Enter the details like PAN number, passport number, and bank account with IFSC number. Now, save the information by clicking on the ‘Save’ button

– Under the ‘KYC Pending for Approval’ heading, your KYC details will appear

– You can see your details under the ‘Currently Active KYC’ section

How can EPFO users file e-nominations through UAN?

– On the page that appears, click on the ‘New Nomination’ tab

– You can see the ‘Profile’ details tab on the screen. Fill in the details and click on the ‘Proceed’ button

– Under the “Family declaration’ tab, choose the option ‘Yes’

– Next, submit the nominee’s details (name on Aadhaar, DOB, gender, relation, bank account details, guardian details for the minor nominee, etc. Also, upload the photo of the nominee

– Save the information by clicking on the ‘Save Family Details’ option. To add more than one nominee, you can click on the ‘Add Now’ button

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