How to activate your UAN and use the portal to your advantage
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How to activate your UAN and use the portal to your advantage

  • Highlights

  • Activate UAN & access your PF information at one place

  • Track, withdraw & operate PF accounts

  • Check account details in a click

  • Register UAN to get notifications on your mobile

UAN or Universal Account Number is essential for you to access your PF records and ensure all your savings are being credited to your account. Accessing the UAN Member Portal at www.epfindia.gov.in through your UAN will help you simplify the various tasks that otherwise would have meant visiting your local Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation or EPFO office.

Take a look at the step-wise process using which UAN activation can be done.

Before you begin ensure you have your UAN number and your PF Member ID handy.

Step 1: Visit www.epfindia.gov.in on your browser.
Step 2: Select ‘Our Services’ and in the drop-down menu select ‘For employees’.
Step 3: On this page click on ‘Member UAN/Online Services’. The page that now opens will take you to the UAN Member Portal.
Step 4: On this page, click on ‘Activate your UAN’, which is located under ‘Important Links’ on the right-hand side.
Step 5: Enter details as prompted such as:
a) Universal Account Number or UAN.
b) Your mobile number [this number is your ‘registered mobile number’].
c) Your Provident Fund Member ID.
d) Enter the captcha code and click on ‘Get authorization PIN’.

You will then receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Back on the website:
a) Click on ‘I Agree’ and enter the OTP as received on your registered mobile number.
b) Finally click on ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’.

You will now receive a password and on your registered mobile number which you need to use to access your UAN account. Further, you are free to change the password, and you can do this by logging into the UAN Member Portal.

The UAN Member Portal allows you to perform a number of operations at one go and brings all your information under the shed of your UAN number. Thus, it simplifies PF usage and gathers all necessary information for you to access easily at your own comfort. Here is how the UAN helps you.
1. UAN connects and lists all your previous PF accounts under one account number. This enables you to keep track of all your savings contributed towards EPF at one place.
2. Allows you a chance to withdraw your PF savings online without any delay.
3. Helps you to check your PF balance in an instant. Through the Portal, UAN Member can check PF balance with UAN number and see all statement of credits and disbursements in one click .
4. Enables instant SMS confirmation on credit to your PF account. This is of great help to track your UAN account and your savings. Also, it lets you check whether your employer is making timely PF payments.

UAN has been in action since 2014 and by and by has become very important as the entire process of maintaining PF records has moved online. With help of your UAN you can do a plentiful of tasks efficiently and with ease. Along with simplicity of access the UAN also organises your savings in a methodical way.

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