Till now you must be aware of Benefits of UAN. Universal Account Number (UAN) has solved many problems of PF beneficiaries. It has eased and fastened the transfer and withdrawal process of PF. One need not depend on employer any more for all PF related queries and works.
You are an EPF Member? Do you have your UAN? If the answer is NO?? Then there is nothing to worry because now you can generate your UAN yourself at UAN Portal. Whether you are unemployed or have funds in your PF account or because you don’t have UAN, then just go ahead and generate your Universal Account Number hassle free now.
Now even an unemployed or a student can get UAN who has never been a member of EPFO. As you have your PF number you can generate your UAN online easily. Here is the procedure to Generate UAN with EPF Number.
Step 1– Open the UAN Portal
Click on Know Your UAN Status.
Step 2 – On this screen enter your PF Number.
Select State and Office in first row. In second row region and office will be displayed automatically after filling first row. Now enter Establishment Code, Extension and PF account number. All these details are part of your 22 digit EPF account number.
Now Click on “Check Status”
If there is any error in your EPF number you will get below message:
“Member ID NESHG01234560000785264 does not exist in member master.”
If all the details filled by you are correct and if your UAN is not allotted, you will get the following message on screen.
“Your UAN is not allotted for member ID ABABC01234560000123456. Kindly provide the following details for generating new UAN.”
Step 3 – Now enter the following personal details on this screen.
All the details should match with your details in EPF account. Enter the captcha and click on “GET PIN”. You will get Pin on the mobile number you provided.
Step 4 – Check the box against “I confirm that I have checked and confirmed that I have not been allotted a UAN against any of my other member IDs.” Enter the Pin in the box provided and click on “SUBMIT” button.
You will get the following message:
“Your request for UAN for Member ID ABABC01234560000123456 is submitted successfully. Request ID is 12345678. The UAN details shall be communicated to you on SMS within 7 working days”
Keep the request ID safe as you will need it to check your UAN generation status. You can check your UAN generation status in 2 steps.
Open UAN Portal. Click on Know Your UAN Status.
Now Check Your UAN Generation Request Status “Click Here”.
Enter your request ID here and click on “Check Status”
This way you can generate and check your UAN. Always keep in mind that you should follow this process of UAN generation, only if you don’t have any UAN earlier as you don’t need two UANs. If you already applied with any other EPF number through any employer, don’t generate a new one.
After getting your UAN, you must activate it to use all facilities at UAN Portal.