How to generate, activate UAN?

Universal Account Number (UAN) is a 12-digit number assigned to every member of the EPFO. It helps an employee to obtain and manage information related to their EPF account. Find out EPF applicability details and how the UAN can be generated and activated step-by-step.

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      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi R Senthilkumar,

        Sadly, as of now there is no online option to change/correct your father’s name. You can get your father’s name changed offline by filling out a joint declaration form, attaching documents and physically submit the same to your employer who will then send it to EPFO.

    1. comment-author
      Gayathri Govindaraj

      After enter Member Id for get UAN number ,it shows as ‘ not UAN found against the entered details ‘ ..

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Gayathri,

        EPFO didn’t allot UANs for employees who resigned prior to Dec 2013, In case you’re still employed after December 2013, then you can either contact the employer or send them your correct member id to get UAN.

    2. comment-author
      Mehdi Hassan

      Dear Sir,
      Greetings for the day !!
      I am Mehdi Hassan from Indore, India.
      Nowadays my account is invalid but before one year my PF account is valid and I forget my user id, password and Change the mobile no also sir please help me the withdrawn my pf balance amount. So, I request to you sir please help me.

      With Regards
      Mehdi Hassan

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Mehdi Hassan,

        EPF account will not become invalid. You need to give the correct details while seeding login credentials. By resetting the password, you will be able to submit the online PF claim. If an error still occurs, then you can contact the respective PF office and submit the physical claim form.

    3. comment-author

      I sought vRS in october 2004.
      Am I eligible for higher pension?
      I am ready to pay back the difference between my basic at the time of my retirement 9700/- n contribution @ 6000/- to EPFO.As had been offered to banks a few years back n LIC long back.
      My pension is now 1238/- something.
      Eagerly waiting for your reply pls.
      Thanking you in anticipation

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Kavita,

        Since you’re already claiming a monthly pension, eligibility of higher pension is doubtful. I suggest you approach your pension disbursement office to get more clarity on this matter.

    4. comment-author
      Mohammed Arif

      Hello sir
      good day

      I am Mohammed Arif I was working one pvt limited company between 2011 to 2014 he deducted EPF every month now at this time i have only my UAN number so any options i am going he was gave the OTP in my old number and my old number was allotted any other person so how can update my mobile number.

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Mallela,

        If you were referring to changing your mobile number on the EPFO portal, then here’s what you need to do:

        Visit this page, enter the UAN, Captcha, and click on Forgot Password and follow the instructions. Here’s a detailed blog on how you can change your mobile number.

        As for linking your Aadhaar on the EPFO portal, open the EPFO website, log in, enter your Aadhaar details in the empty field under Manage > Basic and hit Save. The request for approval will then go to your employer.

    5. comment-author
      Haneef qureshi

      Hi, sir
      I have uan number but number is not activated.
      Through member Id name is not matching.
      Aadhar and pan details not matching.
      Note:through member id only name is not matching.
      Through aadhar and PAN entered details not matching.
      After entered Member Id for get uan number it shows as ‘ not UAN found against details.
      Please give me suggestions

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Haneef,

        You need to contact your employer with all your correct details. If your details don’t match the records, then you can submit the joint declaration form to the employer with necessary enclosures for correction in PF records. Once the corrections are administered, you will be able to activate your UAN.

    6. comment-author
      Dhruv Joshi

      I have lost my phone number registered with Uan. I cannot activate UAN. Please help me how to resolve this. I have never activated UAN. Now when I am trying to activate UAN. I do not have my number.

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Dhruv,

        You can change his mobile number on the UAN portal by clicking the ‘Forgot Password’ option. Here’s the link where you can find it:

        As soon prompts for the UAN and Captcha, you need to feed in the details and then hit ‘Submit’.

        Then you will see this prompt: ‘Do you wish to send OTP on the above mobile number? : Yes No’

        Here click on ‘No’, verify your details on the next page and proceed.

    7. comment-author

      Hai Sir
      Im Baskkaran. Employed in Private concern and and at the age of 47 years i came in VRS in July 2007
      and now I have completed 60 years. Till date i have not claimed my PF amount. I want to withdraw
      all my PF contributions as well as pension contribution too.
      Wheather ii is possible to withdraw my pension contribution not opting for pension in future
      If yes, what form i should fill.

      Kindly clarify.

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Baskkaran,

        If you have less than 10 years of contributions then you can withdraw both PF and Pension amounts accumulated in your PF account number.

        In case your contributions exceed 10 years you can only claim PF. As for the pension amount, you will get a certain sum on a monthly basis; however, you will have to submit all the necessary documents.

    8. comment-author

      Hallo, Rishabhji,
      I was working in a limited company in 2004 – 2006, the PF was deducted from my monthly salary, company issued me a PF Number. I do not have UAN & Member ID. Now I am trying to find the PF Balance but I am unable to do the procedure with PF number which I have. I tried to get UAN & member ID but I could not get through. How can I get the UAN Number & Member ID.

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Omanakumari,

        UAN was allotted by the EPFO during the year 2014. Any employee who resigned before 2014 will not have a UAN.

        On the basis of the PF Number, an employee can either approach the employer or the respective PF office to know details about PF accumulations.

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi K Paramesh,

        You need to link your current mobile number to your Aadhaar card. Once done, you can link your Aadhaar to your UAN as part of KYC so that you can avail the online PF benefits. Please note that linking of the updated Aadhaar Number to your UAN as part of the KYC process has to be approved by your employer through Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).

    9. comment-author
      Mithilesh Tiwari

      Sir, my date of birth is wrong and we did not take the correction letter from our company and submit the information in the drop box of Aadhaar card PANCARD sub puff office Bandra

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Mithilesh,

        You can complete the submission online by logging into the EPFO portal with your UAN and password. Keep your Aadhaar Card handy. This option will be under “ Modify Details” after successfully logging in.

    10. comment-author

      I have taken an amount of Rs. 44857/- during on 03.11.2007 from eps after my vss from PPCL and started getting eps @ Rs. 526/- and now @ Rs.557/- monthly after deduction against advance taken by me. After deduction of Rs. 110880/- approximately ( 1250-557 = 693/- x160 months=110880/-) I am only getting a monthly Eps of Rs. 557/- only even today. Can u please help me to get the original Eps.

      I am now 66 years. Can i apply for Indhira Gandgi national oldage pension if i am getting Eps. Please help me

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Jayaraj,

        Details furnished are incomplete for the query raised. To address the query, please provide employee Date of Joining (service), Date of Leaving (service), Date of Birth and wage details during the time of VRS.

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