Universal Account Number is a 12-digit number, every employer contributing to EPF has. The Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) allots it. UAN of an employee remains same throughout life irrespective of the number of job he/she changes. Every time an employee switches job, EPFO allots a new member identification number (ID), which will be linked to the UAN. You can put in a request for this new member ID by submitting the UAN to the new employer. Once the member Id is created, it gets linked to the UAN of the employee.
|The UAN remains same and portable throughout the life of an employee. Employee shall have different member ID’s generated at the time of changing the job. All such member Id’s are linked to the Universal Account Number of the employee to ease the process of EPF transfers and withdrawals.|
In the normal course, you can easily get your Universal Account Number from your employer allotted to you by the EPFO. Some employers print the UAN number in the salary slips too.
It is possible, that you are unable to get your Universal Account Number from the employer, you can obtain the UAN number through UAN portal also. You need to follow the below steps:
Also Read: How to update KYC for UAN Online?
Step – 1 Go to the UAN Portal https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/ then Click on Know your UAN Status under Important Links.
Step – 2 Select your state in Enter member Id, EPFO office from drop down menu, enter the Establishment id, Extension Code (If any) followed by your PF number or member ID along with the other details such as name, date of birth, mobile number, Captcha code . You can get the PF number/member ID either from your salary slip or from your employer. Enter the button ‘Get Authorization Pin’.
Step – 3 You will receive a OTP on your mobile number. You just need to tick on I agree then enter the PIN and click on ‘Validate OTP and get UAN’ button.
Your Universal Account Number (UAN) will be sent to your mobile number.
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