Universal Account Number (UAN) is a 12-digit number which is issued by the Ministry of Employment and Labor under the Government of India. With its help, employees can carry out many EPF-related services online in a hassle-free way such as EPF withdrawal, EPF transfer, check EPF account statement, access the EPF account passbook, and apply for loans against EPF.
Features of UAN
Mentioned below are the main features of the UAN:
How to get the UAN?
There are two methods that employees can use to find their UAN-
Through the employer: Employees can find their UAN by asking their employers or you can also check the same on your salary slip.
By using the Member ID on the UAN portal: If you are unable to get the UAN from the employer, you can use the UAN portal to get the UAN. Follow the below-mentioned steps to get your UAN on the portal:
You will receive the PIN on your registered mobile number. After that click on OTP and get UAN after entering the PIN.
To avail of all the benefits and services of the EPFO portal, employees need to activate their UAN. The activation of the UAN is a simple process and it is mentioned below:
Firstly, you need to visit the EPFO portal by clicking here.
After that click on ‘For Employees’ under the ‘Our Services’ tab.
On the next page, click on ‘Member UAN/Online Services (OCS/OTCP)’ under the ‘Services’ option.
Now, click on ‘Activate UAN’.
After that, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
Now, click on ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’ after entering the OTP and checking the disclaimer box.
After activating the UAN, you can log in to the EPFO portal using your UAN as a username and the new password. After logging in, you can avail the following EPF-related activities-
Documents required for UAN
The following are the documents required for obtaining a UAN-
The documents required for obtaining a UAN are mentioned below: