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UAN activation: How to activate UAN number?

[] UAN activation is the first step to tracking all your provident fund-related activities.

EPFO UAN activation is mandatory for a member of the pension fund body, to access all provident fund related activities and records. This guide will help you with online UAN activation through a step-wise tutorial to activate the UAN number.

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UAN activation: Step-wise process

Step 1: On the EPFO homepage, select the ‘For Employees’ option under the ‘Services’ tab.

UAN activation: How to activate UAN number?

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Step 2: From ‘Services’, choose ‘Member UAN/Online Services’.

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UAN activation: How to activate UAN number?


Step 3: On the next page, click on the ‘Activate UAN’ option under ‘Important Links’.

UAN activation: How to activate UAN number?

Step 4: Input your UAN number or your member ID, Aadhaar number, name, date of birth and mobile number. Next, enter the Captcha code. Accept the terms and conditions and click on ‘Get authorization PIN’.

UAN activation: How to activate UAN number?


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Step 5: You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter this OTP and click on the ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’ option. On UAN activation, the EPFO will send you an SMS to access your PF account.

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UAN activation: Why is it needed?

  • To check your PF accounts.
  • To check PF balance and know the exact amount in your pension fund.
  • To withdraw PF.
  • To check PF claim status.
  • For EPFO member nomination.
  • To get regular alerts about your PF account.

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EPFO UAN activation: Documents needed to activate the UAN number

  • Identity proof
  • Address proof
  • Aadhaar card copy
  • PAN card copy
  • Bank account number
  • Bank account branch name
  • Bank account IFSC code



What is UAN?

UAN or Universal Account Number is a unique 12-digit account number assigned to members of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation.

Is UAN activation necessary to access the PF account?

Yes, UAN activation is necessary to access the PF account.

Are PF member ID and UAN the same?

No, an EPFO member can have multiple member IDs, allocated by various employing companies. The UAN, on the other hand, is an umbrella ID allocated by the EPFO. One member can have only one UAN.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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