How to Activate Universal Account Number (UAN) ?

Universal Account Number is significant as the whole procedure of Employee Provident Fund has the base on it. One can use the entire execution. UAN helps in accessing the PF account services. It includes withdrawal, PF loan application forward procedure and checking EPF balance without the support of the chief executive.

What Exactly UAN is?

Universal Account Number is a 12- digit number, every employee having EPF has. Employee Provident Fund gives it. UAN of a worker remains same throughout his work tenure, even in his living. It will not differ with the change of jobs. Whenever any employee changes the job EPFO offers a new member of identification (ID) which will be connected to UAN. The worker can make a request for this new member ID by filling the UAN to the new employer. After the creation of ID, linking with UAN takes place.

Documents Needed to Open UAN

If one is playing the first inning of the job or first job in a registered institute or company, the person requires the below-mentioned documents to get the Unique Account Number:

• Finance account info-account number, IFSC code, branch name.

Aadhaar Card – Since Aadhaar is linked to the bank account and mobile number, it is mandatory.

Recognition Proof – Any photo-affixed and national identity card like Driving License, Passport, Voter ID, Aadhaar, SSLC Book

Address Proof: A recent utility bill in your name, it can be 

  • Contract/ rent agreement,
  • Ration card
  • ID proof mentioned


  • The PAN Number should be linked to UAN
  • ESIC Card

The Process of Activation UAN for an Employee:

  1. It is through Employer.

In the normal way, one can easily achieve the Universal Account Number from the employer by the EPFO. Even some employees also mention by the printing the UAN number in the salary slips.

Through the UAN portal with the help using PF number or Member ID

There are possibilities that one will not be able to get the Universal Account Number from the employer, one can have the UAN number through UAN portal also. One needs to follow some steps. These are mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to the UAN Portal http:// interface/

Step 2: Give a click on the option “Aware the UAN Status. The following page will reflect UAN

Step 3: Select the State and EPFO office from a drop-down menu and enter the PF number/ member ID with different details like name, mobile no, date of birth, and mobile number. The employee can get the PF number and member ID from the salary slip.  Then one will get the “Get Authorization Pin”.

Step 4: The person will get a PIN on the registered mobile number. Type the PIN and click on Validate OTP and get UAN button.

Step 5: The Universal Account Number will be given to the mobile number.

It helps to centralize employee data in the nation. One of the biggest implementations is that it burdens the burden of the employee verification from business and employers by EPF organization.

So, it is an excellent thing to have a UAN number, which is beneficial and relevant also.

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