Universal Account Number (UAN) of your provident fund account is a unique number for your PF account.
It is needed to avail a number of services through the EPFO portal online.
You need to activate your UAN number by verifying your mobile number linked with your PF account.
EPFO has made it easier for employees to complete the UAN activation process online through their official website at epfindia.gov.in
In this article, you will get to know the following about UAN number activation online,
Let’s see each of these points in detail…
Requirements to activate your UAN number online
The details required to activate your UAN number online are,
- UAN number/Member ID
- Aadhar Number
- Mobile number linked with your PF account
Steps to activate UAN number online in EPFO portal
To activate your UAN number online,
Step 1: Go to the EPFO portal
- First, go to the official website of EPFO at epfindia.gov.in
- In the menu section, go to ‘Services’, then click on ‘FOR EMPLOYEES’.
- Now click on ‘Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP)’.
Step 2: Open Activate UAN option
- A new page will open.
- On the homepage, click on ‘Activate UAN’.
- The activate UAN form will open up.
Step 3: Enter employee details
- In the form, enter your UAN number or Member ID.
- Now enter your AADHAAR number, name, date of birth and mobile number.
- Now enter the captcha code.
- Next, tick the checkbox and click ‘Get Authorization Pin’.
- An OTP will be sent to your Aadhaar linked mobile number.
Step 4: Verify Aadhaar
- Enter the OTP received in the specified field.
- Now click on the ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’ button.
- Your UAN will be activated.
Your default password for your PF account will be sent to your registered mobile number.
Now you need to login into your EPF account with your UAN number and default password and reset the password after login.
By following these steps you can easily activate your UAN number online through the official website of EPFO at epfindia.gov.in
In case you have lost your default password, you can reset your password.
FAQs about UAN activation process online
Is it mandatory to activate UAN?
You need to activate UAN to avail all online services related to your PF account like Adding Nominee, PF withdrawal, etc.
How to get my PF account password after UAN activation?
After you activate your UAN, the default password will be sent to your registered mobile number. You can change this password after logging in to your account.
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