7 Easy Ways to Recover Forgot UAN Number & PF Number

UAN number consists of 12 digits and the full form of UAN is Universal Account Number. EPF members will get UAN when they have a PF account. Multiple PF accounts of an EPF member will be linked to the same UAN i.e whenever the employee changes job then his PF account number will change but not UAN. Whenever the EPF member joins in a new job then they need to continue the same UAN.

EPF members who have forgotten their UAN number can find UAN number online by using their PF number or Aadhar number or PAN number. If you don’t have a PF number also then you can try the other options mentioned in this list.

How to Find Forgotten UAN Number

There are 7 ways to know your forgot UAN number online, by using any one of these methods you can find recover your forgot UAN number.

  1. By Giving Missed Call
  2. By Sending SMS
  3. Find UAN from PF Number
  4. Find UAN from Aadhar Number
  5. Find UAN from PAN
  6. Find UAN from ECR Statement
  7. Find UAN on Payslips

1. Give Missed Call to 01122901406

Give a missed call to 01122901406 then you will get an SMS from EPFO, in that SMS you can find your PF account balance details and also UAN number.

2. Send SMS To 7738299899

Type EPFOHO UAN ENG and send this SMS to 01122901406. After sending this SMS within 1-2 minutes you will receive an SMS which consists of your PF balance account details and also UAN number.

3. Find UAN from PF Number

If you know your PF account number then you can easily get your UAN number, to find UAN number from PF account number go to UAN member portal and in the home page, you can find an option called know your UAN status, if you click on that then a new tab will open.

# Step 1: Here select member ID option and select the state and regional EPF office from drop-down menus and now enter the PF member id.

# Step 2: Now enter your name, dob, registered mobile number and captcha, after entering all those details click on get authorization PIN. Now an OTP (One Time Password) will be sent to your registered mobile number.

# Step 3: Now enter that OTP and click on validate OTP and get UAN.

# Step 4: After clicking validating OTP your UAN number will be sent to your registered mobile number

4. Find UAN from Aadhar Number

# Step 1: Open UAN member portal and click on know your UAN status on the home page.

# Step 2: Now select Aadhar and enter your Aadhar number, name on Aadhar card, date of birth, mobile number, and captcha.

# Step 3: Now you will receive an OTP to your mobile number.

# Step 4: Now enter the OTP and authorize. After authorizing OTP your UAN number will be sent to your mobile number.

5. Find UAN from PAN Number

# Step 1: Open the UAN member portal and click on know your UAN status on the home page.

# Step 2: Now select PAN and enter your PAN number, name on PAN card, date of birth, mobile number, and captcha.

# Step 3: Now you will receive an OTP to your mobile number.

# Step 4: Now enter the OTP and authorize. After authorizing OTP your UAN number will be sent to your mobile number.

6. Find UAN in ECR Statement

Find UAN in ECR statement without registered mobile number.

The monthly ECR (Electronic Challan cum Return Receipt) state generated by every employer consists of UAN numbers of all their employees.

It is mandatory to generate ECR file on every month before 15th for employers to make EPF payments of employees, so just by asking your employer, you will get your UAN.

7. Find Your UAN on Payslips

Find forgotten UAN on payslips without registered mobile number

Nowadays pay slips consists of details like PF number, UAN number, and ESI number, so check your payslip, if you are lucky then you will find your UAN number on your payslip. Some Payslips consist of PF number instead of UAN, whatever it may but you will get a clue to find your UAN.

Forgot Both UAN Number and Mobile Number What to Do ?

The above all methods requires a registered mobile number with the PF account. Without registered mobile number it is not possible to retrieve UAN online.

But some times EPF members may lose their old mobile numbers or their employers may forget to link their mobile numbers with their PF accounts. So how to get a UAN number without a mobile number?

In that case, the only way to find your forgotten UAN and PF numbers is by asking your employer or by visiting your PF office directly. Because they have the complete database of the employees who are contributing to the PF. So they can easily give back your forgotten UAN number and PF number.

Once you have the UAN number then you need to activate it at UAN member portal, during activation process you need to register your mobile number. Once your mobile number is registered then you can recover your UAN and PF numbers easily whenever you forgot.

Conclusion

If you or your employer registered your mobile number with your PF account then you can retrieve your UAN easily online, otherwise, you need to take the help of your employer or your EPF regional office to get it back.

Still if you want to know any further information about finding forgotten UAN then ask your queries in below comments section.

9 thoughts on “7 Easy Ways to Recover Forgot UAN Number & PF Number”

  1. i have two UAN numbers, one from past employer and one form present employer. But the two UAN numbers are linked to the same mobile number. Now i lost the old UAN number. How can i get the UAN number.

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  2. hieee you said by addhar num we can find UAN num but in site important link not show this link like know your UAN status how to find this link

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  3. How can I transfer my pf account to my new pf account? If I try to transfer online pf how can I transfer error in the process pf transfer request please?

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