The Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) allots a unique 12-digit Universal Account Number to all the employees who are contributing to EPF. This number remains the same throughout your career irrespective of any change in your employment.
When you join a company, your employer creates your PF account on the EPFO portal. The EPFO then allots a Universal Account Number against your PF account, which is conveyed to you by your employer.
To know your UAN number through the Unified Member portal, read the following steps:
You can activate UAN through the Unified Member portal
EPFO has made everything available online, right from downloading your EPF passbook to EPF balance withdrawal. You can refer to our detailed guide to know the download procedure of your EPF passbook.
Registering yourself on Unified Member portal provides the following benefits:
A. You can visit the Unified Member portal and click on “Forgot Password”. Enter “UAN”, “Captcha” and click on “Submit” to proceed further and reset your password.
A. The Member ID is nothing but your PF account number, which is available on your pay slip.
Universal Account Number is beneficial to both employers as well as employees. As an employee you can avail benefits like PF balance check, online transfer and withdrawal of your Provident Fund. However, you can avail these benefits only after you activate your UAN number.
Once activated, you can login to the portal and use various EPFO services online.