UAN Activation

Every EPFO member is given a UAN, or Universal Account Number, which is a unique identification number. The Ministry of Labour and Employment issues it. During his service tenure, a member can only have one UAN, which is linked to all of his EPF accounts.

UAN Activation

  • Every employee who contributes to the EPF is granted a 12-digit universal account number or UAN. The Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) generates and distributes it, while the Ministry of Labour and Employment of the Government of India authenticates it. An employee's UAN remains the same throughout his or her career, regardless of how many positions he or she holds.
  • EPFO assigns a new member identification number or EPF Account (ID) to each employee who changes jobs. This number is linked to the UAN. As an employee, you can submit a request for a new member ID to your new employer by submitting your UAN. After the member ID is formed, it is linked to the employee's UAN. As a result, the UAN will serve as a single point of contact for the employee's various Member Ids assigned by various employers.
  • Throughout an employee's career, the UAN remains the same and is transferrable. When moving employment, the person must use a different member ID. To make EPF transfers and withdrawals easier, all of these member IDs are connected to the employee's UAN.

EPF UAN Activation process

Individuals must know their UAN number, Member ID, Aadhaar number, or PAN number for UAN activation. The following is the procedure that employees must complete to activate their UAN:


  • The employee must next provide his or her UAN, Member ID, Aadhaar number, or PAN on the next page. 

  • The employee must next fill out information such as his or her name, date of birth, phone number, email address, and captcha.

  • After filling out the above information, the employee must click on the ‘Get Authorization Pin' button.

  • The PIN will be sent to the employee's mobile number, which has been registered with the UAN.

  • On the next screen, the employee must input the OTP, tick the box that says "I Agree," and then click "Validate OTP and Activate UAN."

  • On the registered mobile number, the employee will receive password information.

  • To log in to the EPFO portal, the employee must use his or her UAN, password, and captcha data. Employees can also modify the password that was sent to their registered mobile phone number.

  • Employees will be able to reset their password on the EPFO portal if they forget it. Employees will, however, need to know their UAN to reset the password.

Frequently asked questions

What is the process OF UAN activation epfo?

The Employee Provident Fund Organization generates a unique identifier (UAN) for each PF account holder and makes it available to employers via the Online Transfer Claim Portal (OTCP).

What is the EPFO Member Portal's URL? is the EPFO member portal's URL.

Is it possible to update my mobile number or email address in the UAN Member Portal?

Yes, you can update your phone number and email address using the UAN portal. You must go to the profile menu and click the option "Edit Mobile No" or "Edit Email ID," where you must enter your new mobile number or email address.

What is the Procedure for Assigning a UAN to New Employees?

When you start a new job, your employer will collect your old PF account information, verify it, and then send it to the EPFO to generate your UAN. After the EPFO generates the UAN, the employer will pass it on to the employee.

How do I update my personal information in UAN?

Employees should provide accurate information, which employers will check and send to the appropriate authorities. The right information will be updated on the UAN site after proper verification.

What is the process for submitting a KYC document to the UAN Member Portal?

Using Bulk KYC Text File Upload, you can upload your KYC document to the portal.

My photo does not appear at all on my UAN card. What to do?

Getting your photo on the UAN card is currently not possible. After you update your Aadhaar KYC, the photo will show on the card, and it will be taken directly from the Aadhaar database. This facility is currently being configured and will be available to you shortly.

Is it possible to use the UAN Members e-Sewa site to upload my KYC document?

Yes, this is a viable option. To update your KYC information, go to the ‘Profile' menu option and click ‘Update KYC Information.' You can now upload your KYC document from your local system. This paperwork must be approved by the employer; until then, the KYC status will be marked as "Pending."

Why are all prior member IDs listed in the Universal Account Number?

Multiple Member Identification Numbers (Member Ids) that were assigned to a single member were consolidated using the Universal Account Number. This is intended to assist a member in viewing his Member IDs and determining his eligibility for online PF transfer. Members would be required to declare their previous Member IDs or UANs to the new employer in Form-11 in the future, which would eliminate the necessity to list these Member IDs in the UAN. The information in the Form-11 document will be used to link the documents automatically.

Can a contract-based workforce, be able to use the UAN Facility?

Members that contribute to EPFO get access to the UAN facility. Employees on a contract basis are included as well.

My personal information on the UAN card is inaccurate. What can I do to get these fixed?

You should provide your company with accurate information as well as applicable proof. This information will be verified by the employer and forwarded to the appropriate field office. The UAN card will be automatically updated because it is dynamic.

Why have two Universal Account Numbers been assigned to me?

If you have two Universal Account Numbers, it's possible that your prior employer did not file your date of departure, and your service was transferred to your current company as well. In this case, you should immediately notify your employer or send an email to [email protected] with your UANs in the subject line. The former UAN will be blocked after verification, and the new UAN will be operational. You will next be required to submit a request for service and funds transfer to the active UAN.

What is the Process for Assigning a UAN to freshers?

If your prior employer did not produce your UAN, your new employer will gather the necessary information, such as your previous employer's details and PF Account number, validate it, and send it to EPFO for UAN generation. EPFO will communicate your UAN to your current employer, who will make it available to you once it has been generated.

Is it possible for the employer to view the UAN assigned to its employees?

Yes, your employer has access to the EPFO UANs assigned to its employees. By going to the UAN member site and clicking on the "UAN Menu," an employer can see the UANs that have been assigned to their employees. There will be a menu option called "Download UAN List." Employers can see the UANs assigned to their employees by selecting this option. Additionally, users can get a PDF version of the same. Employers can contact EPFO via phone at 1800-118-005 or by email if they have any questions.