Universal Account number or UAN activation is necessary to use the online facilities of the EPFO. The EPFO has made it mandatory to quote UAN in all the communication with it. Thus, every employee of India should get his/her UAN activated immediately.
What? Did you not have the UAN with you? Ask to your employer. Else, you can also know your UAN online. You can also generate UAN online. Even, you can get an UAN before getting a job. I hope you are aware of the UAN of employees provident fund.
Once, you have the UAN, immediately activate it online. Before going into the steps of UAN activation, I would like to talk about the benefits of UAN activation.
Benefits of UAN Activation
- The activation of UAN makes you eligible for the online services of the EPFO. After the activation, you can access the dashboard of the UAN portal.
- You can download you EPF UAN passbook through the UAN portal. The passbook has the updated statement of EPF contribution.
- You can check you EPF balance through missed call or SMS.
- You can upload KYC details. The KYC would help you for the online verification.
- You can use the simple and hassle-free method of EPF withdrawal.
- You can easily transfer your PF online.
- You can list all of your PF accounts at one place.
How To Activate the UAN
To activate the UAN, you should have the UAN and PF member ID with you. You can’t activate the UAN without the information.
Steps To Activate the UAN
- Visit epfindia.gov.in
- Click on ‘For Employees’ in our services section.
- Click on ‘Know your UAN status’ in the services section. You would reach the UAN portal. You can directly reach to this page through the Url http://uanmembers.epfoservices.in/.
- In this page, click at ‘Activate your UAN’. This link is just below the ‘login’ column.
- Read the instructions and click on the checkbox.
- Give your UAN, mobile number and PF member ID. Enter the captcha characters. Click at ‘Get PIN’ button. You will receive the PIN into the given mobile number.
- Click at the Disclaimer checkbox and enter the PIN into the given cell. Click on the ‘Submit ‘ button.
- In the next page, you have to choose the password of UAN portal.
- Enter the father’s or spouse’s name. Give the date of birth and click at the check box for authentication of the given information.
- You have to choose a password and enter the email ID. Click at the ‘submit’.
- It is over, now you have activated the UAN at the UAN portal.
- To access the UAN portal, you have to give UAN as log in ID and use the chosen password.
- After the login, you will see the following dashboard.
The UAN dashboard gives all the online facilities of the EPFO. Because of this EPFO, crores of employees now enjoy better EPF service. It has made the operation of EPF transparent. Now we can hope that after the UAN activation people will not get troubled because of the PF amount.
EPF activation Through mobile app
You can also activate your UAN through the EPFO mobile app. This method is also very easy. You can download EPF mobile app from the Google play store. This mobile app is useful for EPF members. pensioners and employers as well.
To Activate UAN you have to tap on ‘MEMBERS’ button. In the next page, you would see the button for UAN activation.
Now you have to fill your EPF details, UAN and mobile number. After the submission, your UAN gets activated.