[ecis2016.org] A UAN is a unique 12-digit account number assigned to every person making contributions to their EPF account. In this article we explain the UAN login process and how this number can be used
Your Universal Account Number or UAN can unlock all the information related to your Employee Provident Fund (EPF). Using your UAN login, also known as UAN passbook login or EPFO login or EPFO member login, you can access your UAN passbook online, without visiting any branch or waiting in long queues. You can also use your UAN member login or UAN passbook login to withdraw your EPF, get updates about PF contributions, transfer funds from a previous member ID to a current one, check your EPF balance, and apply for an EPF loan. This guide will answer all your queries about UAN login or EPFO login.
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What is UAN?
UAN is the short for Universal Account Number. The UAN is a unique 12-digit account number assigned to every person making contributions to their EPF account. An employee working in the private sector can have multiple PF member IDs, because they may have worked in different organisations but they have only one UAN. Knowing this number is a must to start your UAN passbook login or EPFO login.
UAN login: Member ID in PF
As you proceed with UAN login or EPFO login or UAN passbook login, Your UAN should not be confused with your PF member ID. Every time an employee joins a new organisation, the company opens a new EPF account and provides them with a new member ID. This means one person can have several PF member IDs. Once a new PF member ID is created, it is linked with the employee’s UAN. Using your UAN login or EPFO login, you can check the balance of your various PF accounts and access your UAN passbook.
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Documents required to open UAN
- Identity proof
- Address proof
- Aadhaar card copy
- PAN card copy
- Bank account number
- Bank account branch name
- Bank account IFSC code
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Facilities for EPF members through PF member portal
Using your UAN login, you can perform the following tasks:
- Download EPF Passbook
- Download UAN card
- List previous member IDs
- Enter KYC details
- Check eligibility for online transfer claim
- Edit personal details
How to know my UAN number?
You can find out your UAN through any one of the following methods:
Ask your employer or check your salary slip
In case you have recently started working and don’t know your UAN number, you can find out about it from your employer. Your monthly salary slip also mentions your UAN number.
Find out your UAN using PF number or Aadhaar number on the UAN portal
Step 1: Visit the UAN portal.
Step 2: Under the ‘Important Links’ option on the right side of the page, click on ‘Know your UAN’.
Step 3: Provide your mobile number and captcha for verification. Once you fill in these details, hit the ‘Request OTP’ button.
Step 4: You will receive a six-digit OTP on your mobile number through SMS. Enter this OTP and hit the ‘Validate OTP’ option.
Step 5: Once your OTP validation is successful, hit ‘OK’ to proceed.
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Step 6: You will now be asked to give your name, date of birth, Aadhaar number, along with a captcha. Enter the details and hit the ‘Show UAN’ button.
Note that in place of Aadhaar, you can also use your PAN or member ID to know your UAN.
Step 7: Your universal account number will now be visible on the screen.
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How to activate your UAN?
For you to be able to use your UAN number to access all your EPF account details, you will have to activate your UAN number. Keep your UAN number and PF member ID ready with you. Here is a step-wise guide on how to activate the UAN number:
UAN number activation process
Step 1: On the EPFO homepage, hit the ‘For Employees’ option under ‘Services’.
Step 2: Under the ‘Services’ section, click on ‘Member UAN/Online Services’.
Step 3: On the next page, click on the ‘Activate UAN’ option under ‘Important Links’.
Step 4: On the next page, fill in your UAN number or your member ID, Aadhaar number, name, date of birth, mobile number, and enter the captcha. Also, check the box to give consent to provide your Aadhaar Number, before hitting on ‘Get authorization PIN’.
Step 5: An OTP will be sent to your mobile number. Use this OTP and hit the ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’ option. On UAN activation, EPFO will send you an SMS on your mobile to access your PF account.
UAN login password
UAN login password has to be created by the EPF member only while activating their UAN. The UAN password should be alphanumeric, must have a minimum of one special character and have at least eight characters.
UAN login: Steps
UAN member login portal
UAN login step 1
Visit the official EPFO website.
UAN login step 2
Fill in the UAN number, password and captcha, and hit the ‘Sign In’ button on the UAN member portal.
UAN login step 3
At the UAN login home page, you will be able to see your UAN number, date of birth, Aadhaar number, bank account number(s), PAN number, email ID, and other details. Ensure that these details are filled on the UAN member portal.
UAN login step 4
After you complete your UAN login on UAN member portal, you can view the following on your home screen:
1. Under the ‘View’ option on UAN member portal, you can see:
2. Under the ‘Manage’ option on UAN member portal, you can see:
3. Under the ‘Account’ option on UAN member portal, you can see:
4. Under the ‘Online Services’ option on UAN member portal, you can see:
The above-mentioned process of UAN login on UAN member portal is for those people who already know their universal account number. Now, what about those who do not know their UAN number?
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Steps to change mobile number on EPFO portal
Step 1: Go to the official website of the EPFO and from the ‘Our Services’ tab, click on ‘For Employees’.
Step 2: On the page that opens, click on the ‘Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP)’ link that is present under the ‘Services’ menu.
Step 3: Now, input your UAN, password and captcha to sign in.
Step 4: Now, go to the ‘Manage’ tab, and click on the ‘Contact Details’ option.
Step 5: The page that now opens will give you the option to change your mobile number or email ID. Select the option to change the mobile number option.
Step 6: Once you check the change mobile number option, additional boxes will open asking you to input your new mobile number twice. After doing that, click on the ‘Get Authorization Pin’ button.
Step 7: Once you receive the OTP on your new mobile number, input it and click on ‘Submit’. This marks the completion of your mobile number change update on the EPFO portal.
UAN login key information
EPFO member login
To check you UAN passbook, you will have to go for EPFO member login. To proceed with your UAN login or EPFO member login, you need to first know what your UAN exactly is. Let’s first understand the basics before we start the process of UAN passbook login.
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For queries related to the UAN Member Portal, you may contact:
UAN Helpdesk Number : 18001-18005
UAN Helpdesk Email Id : firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I have two UANs?
An employee can have only one UAN. He/she can, however, have multiple PF member IDs.
Who allocates the UAN number?
All UAN numbers are generated and allotted by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). They also have authentication by the Labour and Employment Ministry.
Is UAN mandatory for online claims?
Yes, UAN, is mandatory for online claims.
What is the difference between PF member ID and UAN?
A member ID or PF number is given to an employee of a company. This member ID is an alphanumeric code. The UAN, on the other hand, is a unique number assigned to each employee. One member can have multiple member IDs but they can have only one UAN.
Is UAN linked with the PAN of the employee?
Yes, UAN is linked with the PAN of the employee.
How can I find my UAN number?
To find out your UAN number, visit epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface. Go to the option ‘Know your UAN Status’ and select your state and EPFO office from the drop-down menu. Enter your PF number/member ID, your name, date of birth, phone number and captcha code to proceed.
Is UAN number and PF Number same?
No, a UAN is a universal ID allocated to a EPFO member while he can have many PF IDs. A UAN is a 12-digit unique number while the PF account number is 22-digit unique number.
What is UAN number example?
Following are some of the examples of UAN number: 100904319456; 100985112956; 100920263757; 100896312605; 100296386154; 100419534363
Is UAN number and Aadhaar same?
No, your UAN is your universal ID for EPFO-related works. Your Aadhaar on the other hand is your bio-metric ID.
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