When the UAN gets generated, the EPFO member has to activate the UAN by logging in into the EPFO member portal. EPFO has made provisions for its members to register their mobile number in EPFO’s database online through the EPF member portal in a few clicks. It is mandatory for a new member to register their mobile number when signing up for the first time with the EPFO portal. It is also very easy to change mobile number in an EPF account by visiting the UAN member portal.
The UAN is a unique number assigned to every EPFO member who contributes to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) scheme. The UAN remains the same even when employees change organizations.
When the UAN gets generated, the EPFO member has to activate the UAN by logging in into the EPFO member portal. The EPFO member can activate the UAN in the following step-by-step guide given below.
# Go to the EPFO Member portal https://www.epfindia.gov.in.
# Select “Activate UAN” present on the right side of the screen under the “Important Links” option.
# Enter your UAN number, name, date of birth, email ID and mobile number.
# After entering the details, hit the “Get Authorization Pin” button.
# You will receive an OTP on your mobile number.
# Submit the given OTP to activate the UAN. This way, the mobile number will get registered with the EPF account too.
# On UAN activation, you will receive a password on your registered mobile number to access your account.
After the mobile number is registered with the UAN, you will begin receiving all SMS communications from EPFO. A member can avail of a number of services online as well as through the SMS service or the Umang app.