EPF members need to activate their UAN number to avail various online facilities related to the PF scheme like PF passbook download, PF transfer and PF withdrawal, and correction of PF details, etc. If you don’t activate your UAN number then you need to depend on your employer or PF office for every small PF related works.
Every employee who is contributing to EPF will have a UAN number and PF account number. If you don’t know your UAN number then you can find it with your PF account number at UAN member portal.
UAN Activation Process
Step 1: Go to UAN member portal and click on activate UAN option.
Step 2: If you already knew your UAN then enter it, otherwise enter your PF member id, or aadhar number or PAN number (which must be already linked to your UAN)
Step 3: Now enter your name, date of birth, mobile number and captcha appearing on the screen and click on get authorization pin.
Step 4: Now you will receive an OTP and enter that OTPand click on validate OTP and activate UAN. Now your UAN will be activated & it will be sent to your mobile number, after that you need to set up a password.
You will be able to download your PF passbook after 24 hrs from the time of activating your UAN.