Thursday, 17 August 2017

How to get UAN (Universal Account Number) of EPF through PF number?

UAN (Universal Account Number)

How to get UAN (Universal Account Number) of EPF through PF number?

Every individual who contributes into the EPF account must know his/her UAN or Universal Account Number. All the services of EPFO like EPF balance check, EPF transfer, EPF withdrawal and many more services are linked to the UAN number. You can access, check and withdraw from your EPF account using your UAN number without any interference from your employer. If you do not know your UAN number then act immediately to find out your UAN number. The process of getting your UAN number online through PF account number is very easy and simple.

What is UAN (Universal Account Number)

UAN stands for Universal Account Number. UAN is a 12 digit unique number alloted by EPFO to its members. A UAN number is generated for each of the PF (Provident Fund) Account Number at EPFO. No two EPF member can have the same UAN. This UAN number remains same even with the change of the job. Because of this UAN number, you can easily transfer your EPF balance when you change your job. To avail the benefits of the UAN, you have to activate your UAN. This activation is done through the UAN member portal. After your UAN activation, you can easily check your EPF balance through the UAN.

Benefits of UAN

The UAN number has simplified many tasks of the EPF account. Below are some of the benefits of Universal Account Number (UAN).
1. You can instantly check and download your EPF balance/passbook any time using UAN portal.
2. All your previous PF account can be linked to a single UAN number.
3. EPF balance transfer from one account to another when you change your job will be done automatically.
4. You can easily update your personal details online through UAN portal.
5. Once you link your Aadhaar with your UAN, you can withdraw your EPF without your employer's signature.
6. After UAN activation, you can check your EPF balance using SMS and missed call facility.
7. You will also get monthly SMS update of your PF contribution.

How to get UAN of EPF through PF number?

In the normal course, ask your employer for your UAN number. The employer should give the UAN number to every employee. Most of the employers use to print UAN number in salary slips. However if your employer does not provide you with the UAN, you can get your UAN through the UAN portal using your PF account number.

Information needed to get your UAN number

Following information required to get your UAN number through the UAN portal
1. PF (Provident Fund) number – Generally mentioned in the salary slip or you can get it from your HR department.
2. Name – as per your PF records.
3. Date of birth – As in the record of the EPFO.
4. Mobile number – You should have mobile as PIN will be sent on the given mobile number.
5. Email Id (Optional).

Procedure to get UAN through PF number

1. Go to the UAN member portal 
2. Click on the link “Know your UAN status”.

UAN (Universal Account Number)
3. It will take you to a new page.
4. Select your state and EPFO office from the drop down menu.

UAN (Universal Account Number)
5. Enter your PF account number, name, date of birth, mobile number, email id and the captcha code.
6. Once you enter all the details, click on “Get Authorization Pin” button.
7. You will receive a PIN at your mobile number.
8. Enter the PIN number and click on “Validate OTP and get UAN” button.

UAN (Universal Account Number)
9. Your UAN number will be sent to your Mobile number.

UAN (Universal Account Number)
10. Now you will receive a message as below on your mobile.

UAN (Universal Account Number)

Hope the above procedure will help you in getting your UAN number through PF number. 

You may also like to read: How to check EPF balance / passbook online?
You may also like to read: Things you must know about EPF

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  1. Very Helpful content for those people who want to get UAN number, UAN number is important for Any type of updation in your PF account.
    I am also trying to describe how to get UAN number under EPFO.

  2. My registered mobile number is no more active , can i enter new mobile numnber to get OTP?

  3. Mobile number does not match with the available data. I'm getting this error. what's to be done?

  4. Informative post. This will certainly help many users.