Thanks to digitalization, you can now access your EPF (Employee Provident Fund) account and its related services online. But to use these services, you are first required to have a UAN (Universal Account Number). The 12-digit UAN number remains the same throughout the lifetime of an employee. Even if an employee switches to a new employer, their new EPF ID will get connected to their UAN.

So, how do you generate, register, and activate UAN? Follow these steps-

1. UAN Generation

For generating UAN, you will need your EPF number, which is generally available on your payslip. Once you have your EPF number, follow these steps-
  • Visit the official online portal of EPFO at https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
  • Look for the “Know Your UAN Status” option in the sidebar and click on it
  • On this new page, you will have to pick your state along with EPF office and enter personal details
  • After submitting the details, click on “Get Authorisation PIN” button
  • If you have been working for a long time, the chances are that you might already have a UAN allotted to your EPF account
  • If you don’t know your UAN, you can follow the steps mentioned above to receive UAN on your mobile number
  • If you don't have a UAN, after clicking on the "Get Authorization PIN", you will get a PIN in the SMS
  • Enter the received PIN before validating or verify your OTP and get your new UAN.
  • A new UAN will be generated for your EPF account, and it will be sent via SMS to your mobile number

2. Registering and Activating UAN

After generating UAN, you now need to register and activate it. The steps for the same are as follows-
  • Visit the portal of EPFO at https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
  • Click on “Activate UAN Based Registration” button in the sidebar
  • Enter your UAN, EPF number, and mobile number on this new page before clicking on the “Submit” button
  • You will now receive an authorization PIN through SMS
  • Enter the PIN and submit it
  • You will be redirected to a new page where you can select your password
  • Your user ID will be your UAN, and you can create any password of your choice
  • Your UAN is now registered and activated

Activating Your UAN

Irrespective of whether you have been working for a long time or if this is your first job, make sure that you have a UAN so that you can easily access your EPF account online.
Use the steps discussed in this post to generate, register, and activate your UAN and take advantage of this digital offering by the EPFO.

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The information contained herein is generic in nature and is meant for educational purposes only. Nothing here is to be construed as an investment or financial or taxation advice nor to be considered as an invitation or solicitation or advertisement for any financial product. Readers are advised to exercise discretion and should seek independent professional advice prior to making any investment decision in relation to any financial product. Aditya Birla Capital Group is not liable for any decision arising out of the use of this information.



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