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How to Generate UAN from EPFO Portal Directly?

Karan Sharma Karan Sharma 07 February 2020

UAN, or Universal Account Number, can be easily generated online. Read more and find out.

How to Generate UAN?

Universal Account Number is a 12 digit number which allows an individual to access their EPF account. EPF stands for Employee Provident Fund. All working (salaried) professionals have an EPF account initiated by their employers. The UAN of an employee remains the same throughout life, irrespective of the number of jobs he/she changes. When you join a new company, the EPFO allots a new member identification number which gets linked to the UAN of the employee.

With UAN, you can easily access your PF account details like withdrawal, transfers, checking the balance, employer contribution, passbook details, loan application, etc.

How to Generate UAN?

There are two ways to generate your UAN:

Employer - The easiest way to know your UAN is through your employer. The UAN would be automatically generated when you joined the company. You can visit the HR or Accounts department and ask for your UAN. Many companies provide UAN details in an employee’s salary slip. You can download your salary slip from the employer portal.

UAN Portal - You can visit the official website of UAN/EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organisation) to know your UAN. Here are the steps to do the same.

  1. Visit the official portal of UAN -

  2. Select the tab ‘Know your UAN Status’

  3. Select your state and EPFO office

  4. Enter your PF number/member ID, name, date of birth, mobile no, and captcha code. Click on ‘Get Authorization Pin’

  5. You will receive a PIN on your mobile number

  6. Submit the OTP and click on ‘Validate OTP’ and get UAN button

  7. Your UAN will be sent to your mobile number

EPFO Website - You can activate/generate your UAN from the EPFO portal, provided you have your Universal Account Number and PF member ID. Here are the steps to do the same:

  1. Visit the official website of EPFO -

  2. Select ‘For Employees’ under the ‘Our Services’ Tab

  3. Select Member UAN/Online services tab

  4. Enter your PF number/member ID, name, date of birth, mobile no, and captcha code. Click on Get Authorization Pin

  5. Agree to all terms and conditions and enter the OTP received on your mobile number

  6. Click on ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’

  7. You have successfully generated/activated your UAN. Post activation, you can change/create a new password for your EPF account

Documents required to open EPF Account

Here are the documents required to get your EPF account:

  1. Bank details - account number, IFSC code and bank branch

  2. Proof of ID

  3. Proof of Address

  4. Pan Card

  5. Aadhar Card


The EPFO has also launched a facility for EPF holders to download their pension related documents on DigiLocker. The digitization (paperless system) of the EPF process has benefited more than 65 lakh pensioners across India.

Karan Sharma
Written by Karan Sharma
Content Specialist and Strategist, foolishly creative and always ready for a game of 'Call of Duty'.