What is Seeded Aadhaar Against activated UAN is Mandatory for Online Claim Submission

Seeding Aadhar with your PF account is mandatory to apply for PF amount online, but what is seeded Aadhaar against activated UAN? Here seeding means linking your Aadhar with your PF account.

If you haven’t linked your Aadhar number with your UAN then whenever you try to apply for PF then you will see this message on the screen.

You can link your Aadhar with your PF account online on UAN member portal. It is a simple process.

How to Seed Aadhar Against UAN

Step 1: Login on your UAN member portal and go to manage option in menu bar.

Step 2: Under manage option click on KYC, and select Aadhar and enter your Aadhar number.

Step 3: Now your Aadhar seeding request will be sent to your employer, if they approve it in their employer PF portal with their digital signature then your Aadhar will be seeded with your UAN.

How to Seed Aadhar Against UAN

(But here remember one thing, if your Aadhar is not linked with your mobile number then you won’t receive OTP while claiming PF online.)

If your mobile number is already linked to your Aadhar then ok, otherwise link it with at any of your nearest Aadhar enrollment centers.

FAQs About Aadhar Seeding with UAN

Can I withdraw PF online without Aadhar card

No, it is not possible to withdraw your PF amount online without linking your Aadhar number with your UAN.
At present in very rare cases EPFO will accept offline claims if you submit EPF composite claim form non-Aadhar. But remember at present EPFO is focussing more on the online claim, so better try to link your Aadahr with your UAN.

Is Aadhar mandatory for UAN Creation

Yes, Aadhar is mandatory for UAN creation. If you don’t provide your Aadhar number to your employer then they can’t create a PF account for you.

What happens if I don’t activate UAN

If you don’t activate your UAN, then you can’t withdraw PF online, you can’t see your PF balance details, etc and you can’t even link your KYC also.
For all these things you need to login into the UAN portal. For that, you need to activate your UAN in any case.

Can I seed my aadhar with my PF without employer

No, your KYC like Aadhar, bank details, and PAN must be approved by your employer with their digital signature. Without their approval Aadhar, PF seeding process will not complete

How much time will it take to seed my Aadhar with my UAN

It takes few minutes for both employee and employer.

Can I remove my seed aadhar in PF

No, it is not possible. The option is not yet present. You can only change your bank account details as many times as you want. But for that also you need your employer’s approval.

11 thoughts on “What is Seeded Aadhaar Against activated UAN is Mandatory for Online Claim Submission”

  1. Hello,

    I have applied for form-19 and as per TAT, the settlement should be done in 20 days. but it is more than 3 weeks now, still I haven’t received it.

    Please suggest and advice.

    Thank you

  2. Hi myself Divya Omanakuttan..my new Bank account as been updated in epfo account but it’s shows seeded against UAN .I already liked my adhar number,even in my previous account number also shows same that’s y I opened a new account.in this ac also showing the same.I don’t know what to do now..

  3. Hi Team

    Before my pf account was working fine.. But now my pf account number is not taking my bank account number neither my adhar number.. nothing is getting updated… on the portal.. even after Kyc it has been 4 months my bank account number is not been getting accepted.

  4. Hi,
    My self Abdul Hafeez, I have one problem I don’t know how to solve. I left my job 4 years ago, Now that company is closed. I changed my number and my old number is lost and that old number is link with that UAN account so I cant access my UAN account. I tried forget password method but my Aadhaar card is not linked with UAN account. Then I tried with umang app but its asking for old number otp that I don’t have. The problem I want to link my Aadhaar card with that UAN but I don’t have old number. I contacted with epfo center but I didn’t get any solution. So I want any advice for this.

    • You should write a request letter to your EPF office to change your registered mobile number in EPF account.
      After submitting the letter they will update new mobile number in your PF account.

  5. i hv change date of birth in aadhar card and want to update it on pf account ,i opened manage option then kyc but there is not showing aadhar option to update,there is only PAN,BANK & PASSPORT option shows there.

    • When you change your basic details like name or dob using Aadhar then your Aadhar will be automatically linked to your PF account during the process.
      If you want to correct your Aadhar number then you have to write a rquest letter to the PF office.

  6. Hi Team, why does this website make me crazy? After almost three weeks of trying, I still am getting a page loading screen alone. ( After Entered New Bank Details in UAN ) My father had two UAN numbers. There is no cash in First UAN, but the system shows not lined with Aadhar, at the same time there is a Fund in Second UAN. But the system does not allow entering New Bank details. It shows correct bank account details which are linked with First UAN. What to do now….

    • Hi Manoj, your problem will never resolve,

      i am also facing a similar kind of issue like i want an old pf account to the current UAN number, but no information, always it is saying – Aadhaar available against GNGGNxxxnnnnxxxnnnnnnn is not matching with aadhaar available against nnnnnnnnnnnn


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