Are you looking a complete step by step process or guide to activate UAN? Well, you landed on the right page. In this post, we have specially written a guide on UAN activation so that you can easily follow this guide and activate your UAN for Free.
UAN means Universal Account Number and is allotted by EPFO. It helps to link multiple Member Identification Numbers allotted to a single member under single UAN. It is necessary to use the online facilities of the EPFO. In Short, every Indian employee should get his/her UAN activated immediately.
Steps to Activate UAN online?
In order to activate the UAN number, PF member ID and UAN is a must. Without this information, you cannot activate the UAN.
Step 1 – Visit the official website of EPFO. Click on the link below.
Step 2 – Click on the ‘UAN Services’ option in ‘For Employees’ section.
Step 3 – Now click on ‘UAN Member Portal’ option in ’For Member’ section. Probably you will find this at the bottom of the page. You will get redirected to UAN portal. The direct link is given below.
Step 4 – Then click on ‘Activate your UAN’ option. This link should be located below the ‘Sign In’ column under Important Links. If the page shows error then reload the page.
Step 5 – Submit your UAN, PF member ID, Pan/Aadhar Number (may be optional), Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email ID. You should also enter the captcha characters for verification. Now click on ‘Get Authorization PIN’ option. After few seconds, you will receive the PIN to the given mobile number. In the case of not receiving SMS, wait for at least 5 – 10 minutes.
Step 6 – Now click on the Disclaimer checkbox (I Agree) and then enter the authorization PIN into the given box. Then, click on ‘Submit’ button.
Step 7 – Your UAN will be activated soon. And once the activation is complete, you will be prompted to create a login user id and password for accessing the UAN services.
Step 8 – After this, whenever you have to use the UAN portal, enter UAN as log in ID and use the password you chose.
Step 9 – You will see the dashboard of portal after logging into your account.
You can easily enjoy all the online facilities of EPFO. Online EPFO portal helps a lot of employees by giving them better user experience. Follow all the mentioned steps properly for UAN activation without facing any trouble.
Benefits of Activating UAN
- After activating your UAN, you become eligible to use online services of EPFO. You can easily access the dashboard of the UAN portal.
- Downloading or viewing your EPF UAN Passbook is another main feature of UAN. Moreover, the passbook has the updated statement of EPF contribution.
- You can use the special services such as checking your EPF balance through SMS or miss call.
- You can upload the scanned copy of KYC also.
- EPF withdrawal has become simple and easy to use service after the activation of UAN.
- You can easily transfer your PF online.
- Manage all of your PF accounts at one place
- Can I change my mobile number and Email ID?
Yes, you can change your mobile number and Email ID. Just go to Profile Menu in Member Portal and then select an option ‘Edit Email ID/Mobile Number’ to change email ID and contact number respectively.
- What should I do if I change the job and join somewhere new?
It’s simple, you need to declare your UAN to your new employers.
- How do I get my UAN?
You have to contact your employer in order to obtain your UAN. It is must that your UAN should be available with your employer.
- What if the website is showing unavailable or not loading?
Sometimes, these sites may be down. It is because of several reasons like Huge Traffic, Site Upgrading, etc. Try to use the newly updated browser to use these sites. In short, try and try until you succeed.
Also Check: How to Check UAN Status
Also Read: How to Download your EPF Passbook
So this was all about how you can Activate your UAN online easily. Follow these steps and do let us know in comments if you are having issues with activating your UAN number.