How to check EPF (Employee Provident Fund) details using UAN (Universal Account Number) Services

If you are working with any government or private organisation in India then your employer must issue an UAN (Universal Account Number) against your EPF (Employee Provident Fund) account for transparency in your EPF deduction and to view details of employer share in EPF. Before moving on How to check EPF (Employee Provident Fund) details using UAN (Universal Account Number) you must know about following:

What is UAN Number?

A Universal Account Number (UAN) is generated by Employee’s Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), India for each Provident Fund (PF) contributing member. The UAN Acts as organiser that links multiple Member Identification Number (Member Ids) allotted to single member by different establishments under single Universal Account Number (UAN). If a UAN number is allotted to a member then he/she required to provide the same on Joining so the new employer can link the newly allotted Member Identification Number with already allotted Universal Account Number (UAN).

How to change login password of your UAN Account.

To change password of your account, First of all login to your Universal Account Number (UAN) by using your UAN Number and Password that was sent to your Mobile Number after activation.

  1. Once you logged in you will see Member profile information in the right as shown in the screenshot below.
  2. Now click on Account Menu and select Change Password. It would open a Change Password Form as shown below.
  3. Now enter the details in the form that is:-
    1. Old Password
    2. New Password
    3. Confirm New Password

The new password should contain:

  1. Minimum 7 Characters.
  2. At least one capital and one small letter.
  3. At least one special character.
  4. Minimum 4 alphabets.
  5. Minimum 2 digits.
  6. Max length of password should be 20.

Now click on Update Button and if all the details are valid then your password will be updated immediately. Now you can logged in with your new password.

Check Your UAN Status : How to Get UAN from EPF Number online on Unified Member Portal?

Check your UAN Status : The EPFO ( Employee Provident Fund Organisation ), India is offering a great online service named Unified Member Portal or UAN Member Portal for employees contributing provident fund. The main advantage of this UAN Portal is transparency in Provident Funds Status, UAN Status, PF Balance and to ease the process of EPF Claims. We are going to share step by step information on “How to Check your UAN Status?

One must know his/her Employee Provident Fund Number in order to check yourr UAN Status. If you don’t know your EPF No then, Please ask your employer. You can also find you PF Number on your Salary Slip. If PF Number is mission on salary slip then please contact the Human Resource Person for it.  Once you get your Provident Fund Number (PF No) then follow below given stepd to Check Your UAN Status.

Steps / Procedure to Check Your UAN Status

  1. Open link : https://unifiedportal.epfindia.gov.in/
  2. Click on the link -> UAN Member e-Sewa ( located in the top right panel of window – as displayed in the picture).
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  3. It will redirect you to the URL: https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
  4. In the top right there is a form for UAN Login and exactly below the form there are Important Links.
  5. Under important links Click on link -> Know your UAN Status to Check your UAN Status.
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    Check Your UAN Status
  6. In “Know Your UAN” form, Kindly enter the mandatory information:-
    Know your UAN Status

Information Required to Check Your UAN Status

  • First of all, Enter Member ID that is your EPF Number divided in to five parts. Region/Office Location/Establishment Id/Establishment Extention/Member ID. Your EPF number contains 22 characters that looks like HRKNL14901710000000201. First two characters denotes state that is HR and represents Haryana in this case. Next three characters denotes office location that is KNL and represents Karnal. Next seven digits denotes your establishment id followed by Next three digits that denotes establishment extension. If your PF number does not have extension then you can leave it blank. The last seven digits denotes your member id.
  • If you don’t know your EPF Number then you can click on AADHAR or PAN checkbox and enter your AADHAR or PAN No. But you can use this option only if your AADHAR or PAN is updated in EPFO ( Employee Provident Fund Organisation ) Records.
  • Your Name as in the EPFO Records.
  • Your Date of Birth as in the EPFO Records.
  • Give a Mobile No that you possess as PIN would be sent on the given mobile number.
  • Email id is optional but we highly recommend to enter an email id.
  • In the captcha field enter the characters as show in the image above the field.
  • After filling all the necessary information take a moment to re-check and when you are satisfied Click on “Get Authorization Pin” Button.
  1. The EPFO SMS Service send an OTP on given mobile no. The text message looks like as below:-

    EPFO SMS Service. Dear Member, Your OTP pin corresponding to OTP id XXXX is XXXX. please use this pin to activate your UAN.

  2. On next page EPFO Unified Member Portal show all the information supplied along with a Disclaimer Message:
    Disclaimer:
    I declare that the details provided above belong to me. I understand that my mobile number will be recorded and in case of any complaint regarding misuse of the facility and/or false declaration as given above, my details may be handed over to the appropriate authority for suitable action.
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  3. Check “I Agree” checkbox to accept Disclaimer warning. Enter OTP and click on “Validate OTP and get UAN” Button.
  4. Finally the member receives its UAN Details on his/her mobile no through text message.

Advantage to Check Your UAN Status

An Universal Account Number lets you enjoy all the online facilities offered by EPFO Unified Member Portal. UAN simplifies the process of maintaining an EPF Account. We have listed few major advantages of having an UAN number.

Benefits of UAN (Universal Account Number)

  1. After UAN Activation, you can easily know your EPF Balance Status through EPF Passbook, missed call and SMS.
  2. You can link all your previous EPF Account under One UAN Account.
  3. You can easily check and download your EPF Passbook anytime on Unified Member Portal.
  4. UAN Automatically Transfers the EPF Balance from one account to another account after the job switch.
  5. UAN Account when linked with Aadhaar Number will let you to online withdrawal from your PF account without any interference of your employer.
  6. After activation of your Universal Account Number, employee gets monthly updates of PF contribution through SMS on your registered mobile no.
  7. You can update your personal details, mobile no and email address online.

Now you know your Universal Account Number but what to do next? First of all activate your UAN Account. Please click here for Step by Step guidance on UAN Activation.

UAN Activation Procedure: How to activate UAN (Universal Account Number) issued by EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organisation)?

UAN Activation: UAN (Universal Account Number) is issued by EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organisation) to each employee that is contributing to PF (Provident Fun). After receiving your UAN the first thing you must have to do is UAN Activation on Unified Member Portal.

In case you don’t have your UAN then ask your employer. If your employer does not provide you with the UAN then you can find your PF – Provident Fund Number on your salary slip. If PF Number is mission on salary slip then please contact the Human Resource Person for it.  Once you get your Provident Fund Number (PF No) then you can click here to Check Your UAN Status. If you already completed your UAN activation then click here for UAN Login on Unified Member Portal. Please follow the following steps for UAN Activation (Universal Account Number).

Steps for UAN Activation

  1. Open link : https://unifiedportal.epfindia.gov.in/
  2. Click on the link -> UAN Member e-Sewa ( located in the top right panel of window – as displayed in the picture).
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  3. It will redirect you to the URL: https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/In the top right there is a form for UAN Login and exactly below the form there are Important Links.
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  4. Click on link -> Activate UAN ( under Important Links )
  5. In the Activate Your UAN Form Fill the mandatory fields e.g UAN, Name, Date of Birth, Mobile No and Captcha. After filling all the fields click on the button “Get Authorisation Pin”. You will receive an authorisation Pin on your Mobile Number in below given format.

    “EPFO SMS Service Dear Member, Your OTP pin corresponding to OTP id XXXX is XXXX. Please use this pin to activate your UAN”

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    Activate UAN ID Form
  6. Mark Check on “I Agree” Checkbox.
  7. Enter the OTP received on your mobile phone in Enter OTP text box.
  8. Click on button “Validate OTP and Activate UAN”.
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  9. You will receive a text message on your Mobile Number with your login password after UAN Activation.

SMS Based UAN Activation

EPFO India is offering SMS Based UAN Activation for those members who may not have easy access to computers or who are not very familiar with smartphones. It enables UAN Activation for members just by sending a simple text message.

For SMS Based UAN Activation the Member has to send EPFOHO ACT,<<12 digit UAN number>>,<<22 digit Member ID>> from his mobile at 7738299899. For example if UAN 101003301912 and Member ID HRKNL14901710000000201 is to be activated then SMS will be

EPFOHO ACT,101003301912,HRKNL14901710000000201

Please note that there is no space before and after comma in SMS content. Once activated, the member becomes eligible to enjoy all facilities offered by Universal Account Number such as credit alerts, Download EPF Passbook, Online Claim etc.

On successful uan activation you will get your login id (i.e your universal account number) and password. keep your login details secret and do not share it with anyone. It allows user to access, check and withdraw from your PF account without any interference from your employer. You can click here to know how to change your UAN Login Password.