Universal Account Number Activation [UAN Status]
Universal account number comes in very handy when you want to check your EPF balance status online. There are multiple way to check them and one of them includes UAN number. In case, if you have already applied for the same, then you can check UAN status from the given websites in this tutorial.
Do you want to check your UAN Status? Are you looking to activate your UAN? We will be guiding all employees to check the status of UAN registration. Universal Account Number is a distinct 12 digit number allotted to EPFO member employees. It is a unique identity for all members who are currently contributing to EPFO. It is an identity for the person for lifetime. The number is allotted to all employees with validity for lifetime. The employers submit the required details and documents at the EPFO employer portal. Depending on submission, the UAN number is allotted for all employees. If you are not getting your UAN number from your employer, you can check the UAN status by yourself. We have shown you here how to check your UAN status online at EPFO website.
UAN serves as a portable identity for EPFO account for lifetime. It can also be seeded with bank accounts, PAN number and Aadhar card number. It is very beneficial for employees. The number remains same even when people are changing jobs frequently. Crores of UANs are already activated online. If you want to activate your UAN number, just collect your UAN number from your employer. However you can also know your UAN status online using your PF number. If your UAN number is not yet generated, use this information to track the status. With this facility, members can generate and know their UAN status number online without contacting employer.
Online UAN Status Check
The online UAN status can be checked at the UAN members portal. Before you check it, keep ready your 22 digit EPF member ID with you. Here is how you can check your Universal Account Number status.
- Here is the link for EPFO portal, ‘Know your UAN Status’ page:
- Select your state and EPFO office or region from the drop down menu list.
- As soon as you select EPFO state and region, the first two boxes of PF account number will automatically get filled in.
- Now you have to enter the Establishment code, extension code and your PF account number. If it does not have extension code, just leave it blank.
- Use this link to search the Establishment Code: http://search.epfoservices.in/est_search.php
- Click on ‘Check Status’ button. You will get a message whether the Universal Account Number is allotted or not.
- This might also show a message like “Your Universal Account Number” is allotted for Member ID <your member id no. will be here>. Please provide following details for verification. The UAN details will be on your mobile through SMS”
If you get a message like this, it is confirmed that your UAN is been allocated for your EPF Member ID. You can immediately provide the details required right on that page to get your number. To know your UAN status you would need to provide some details.
Provide details in all the mandatory fields like below:
- Member name
- Date of birth
- Mobile number
- Confirm password
- Enter the captcha code
After filling in above details click on ‘GET PIN’ tab. You will get PIN number on your mobile. Enter it in the PIN field.
This will submit your request for UAN and it will be generated in next 7 days. Once it is generated, you will receive by SMS.
How to Activate EPF Universal Account Number / UAN
Use the below link to activate this registration and check UAN status.
After activation, you will create your login id to check EPFO balance using UAN number. Online UAN activation will enable you to avail many online facilities at EPFO portal. To activate your UAN, you will be submitting almost same details given above. You will Get PIN number which you have to enter to activate your Universal Account Number. Once it is activate, it can also come in handy while knowing your EPF claim status.
The Universal Account Number scheme is to minimize dependency on employers. Members can get various information related to their EPFO account without approaching employers. If you are holding multiple PF account numbers, do not try to generate multiple UAN numbers. The EPFO UAN system does not allow to generate multiple UAN numbers. If you have not yet received your UAN, you can check UAN status using given procedure. You can also generate your Universal Account Number while you are not currently working. You can use your previous EPF account number. Even if you have withdrawn your EPF amount, you can still generate your UAN and check UAN status. Share our site with your colleagues for useful information on Provident Fund.