Knowing your Universal Account Number (UAN) is must to know your PF balance and view and download your EPF passbook online. In case you have forgotten your UAN and hence are not able to log into your EPF account, you can know the 12-digit number online by following some simple steps. In this article, we would guide you through that process.
See also: How to download and print your UAN card?
Online process to know UAN
Step 1: Visit the official UAN portal.
Step 2: Under ‘Important Links’, click on the ‘Know your UAN’ option.
Step 3: Input your mobile number and Captcha code for verification. After this, click on the ‘Request OTP’ button.
Step 4: Enter the 6-digit OTP you receive on your mobile number through SMS, and click on the ‘Validate OTP’ option.
Step 5: Once the OTP validation is successful, click on ‘OK’.
Step 6: You will now be asked to give your name, date of birth, Aadhaar number and captcha. Enter the details and click the ‘Show UAN’ button. In place of Aadhaar, you can also use your PAN or member ID to know your UAN.
Step 7: Your universal account number will now be visible on the screen.
Know your UAN through SMS
You can also get your UAN with SMS. Send a message to the number 7738299899 from your registered mobile phone. Along with your UAN, you will also receive other details about your EPF account though SMS.
What is a UAN?
As explained earlier, UAN is a 12-digit identity proof allotted by the Employee Provident Fund Organisation to every employee with an Employee Provident Fund account in India.
What is the use of UAN?
UAN basically helps the EPFO capture KYC details of its members in order to eliminate the dependency on the employer.
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