How to Link Aadhaar with EPF

Learn How to Link Aadhaar with EPF using online and offline methods
Link Aadhaar with EPF
4 mins
11 January 2024

Linking Aadhaar with your Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account has become mandatory. This linking process helps verify personal identity and simplify the process of accessing various EPF-related services. However, the process of linking Aadhaar with EPF accounts can be confusing for some. This article will guide you through the different methods available to link your Aadhaar with your EPF account.

How to link Aadhar with EPF account online

  1. Visit the EPFO website.
  2. Log in with your UAN and password.
  3. Go to the ‘Manage’ section and choose KYC.
  4. You will be redirected to a new website where you can link your Aadhaar with EPF account.
  5. Click on ‘Aadhaar,’ enter your Aadhaar number and name as on the card.
  6. Now, click on ‘Save’ button, your Aadhaar will be validated using UIDAI data.
  7. Upon KYC approval, your Aadhaar will be successfully linked, & the words ‘Verified’ will be displayed next to your Aadhaar data.

How to link Aadhar to EPF account offline

  1. Fill the 'Aadhaar Seeding Application' form with UAN and Aadhaar details.
  2. Attach self-attested copies of UAN, PAN, and Aadhaar.
  3. Submit the documents at EPFO field offices or Common Services Centers (CSC).

After that EPFO verifies the details and upon successful verification, Aadhaar is linked to the employee's EPF account. Employee will also receive an SMS on their registered mobile number for the same.

Link Aadhar to EPF account using the UMANG app

  1. Log in to UMANG using your MPIN or OTP.
  2. Navigate to 'All Services' and select 'EPFO.'
  3. Then select 'e-KYC services.'
  4. Choose ‘Aadhar Seeding' option.
  5. Enter your UAN and click 'Get OTP’.
  6. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
  7. Input your Aadhaar details.
  8. You will again receive an OTP on your mobile number and email.
  9. After OTP verification, your EPF will be linked to Aadhaar.

How to link Aadhar to EPF account through biometric credentials

  1. Visit the EPFO website.
  2. Go to 'EPFO Members' section and select ‘Link UAN Aadhaar’.
  3. Enter your UAN and you will receive an OTP on your mobile number. Enter the OTP and click ‘Submit’.
  4. Enter your Aadhaar number on the next page and choose ‘Using Biometrics’ for Aadhar verification.
  5. Biometrics are collected using a connected biometrics device.
  6. Then, type the captcha displayed on the screen and click ‘Submit.’

Details are verified with UIDAI data, and upon successful verification your Aadhaar is linked to the EPF account.

How to know if your Aadhaar number is linked to your EPF account?

  1. Visit the official website of EPFO.
  2. Log in with your UAN and password.
  3. On the ‘member homepage’, check for ‘Aadhaar details’.
  4. If ‘Verified (DEMOGRAPHIC)’ appears next to your Aadhaar number, this means that your Aadhar is linked to your EPF account and also verified by UIDAI.

Benefits of linking Aadhaar with EPF

  1. Easy verification: Linking Aadhaar makes it simpler to verify your identity for EPF purposes, reducing errors in personal details.
  2. Quick claim settlement: With Aadhaar linkage, EPF claims like withdrawals and pensions get processed faster, ensuring quicker access to your funds.
  3. Added security: Linking Aadhaar provides an extra layer of security to your EPF account, preventing unauthorised access and enhancing overall safety.
  4. Efficient employer management: For employers, Aadhaar linkage simplifies record-keeping and ensures accurate employee details, contributing to smoother EPF administration.

Conclusion

Linking your Aadhaar with your EPF account is a simple process, irrespective of which method you use. By following the step-by-step process provided in this article, employees can easily link their Aadhaar with their EPF account and unlock multiple EPF-related online services. This will lead to a more transparent and convenient process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive a notification once my Aadhaar card is linked to my EPF Account?

Yes, you will be notified on your registered mobile number and email address once your Aadhaar Card is successfully linked to your EPF Account.

Is it possible to link multiple mobile numbers with my EPF Account?

No, it is not possible. EPFO allows only one mobile number to be linked with your EPF account.

Should I pay any fee to link my Aadhaar to my EPF Account?

No, there is no fee charged for linking your Aadhaar card to your EPF account.

Is it possible to link an Aadhaar card to an EPF account if my mobile phone number is not registered?

No, if your mobile number is not registered you cannot link your Aadhaar card with EPF account.

What are the charges to link Aadhaar with EPF Account through the UMANG app?

There are no charges for linking Aadhaar with your EPF (Employee Provident Fund) account through the UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) app.

What is the last date to link Aadhaar with EPF account?

There is no deadline yet.

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