UAN Activation – Detailed Guide To Activate Your Account

Here, We are going to learn complete guide on How To Activate UAN (Universal Account Number). Recently, On Jan 1st in the year 2017 the EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organisatio) had launched the new website portal version 2.0

This new website portal version 2.0 was launched by the central government of India. This website is for both the employer’s and the employeee’s.

In this new website portal you can check the details like PF Transfer Online, Check EPF Balance and many more which will be helpful to the employee’s.

Here, You need to know the difference between the employer’s and employee’s before going in to the complete guide.

Employer’s: Employer’s are the one who gives work to the employee’s on every month salary based system or by an agreement. Here, Employer’s are  known as the Founder / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Co-Founder.

Employee’s: Employee’s are the workers who works under the employer’s for every month salary. Every employee will have an separate and 12 digit unique number.

Step By Step Process For Activation Online

This new version 2.0 is launched by the central government of India. Universal Account Number (UAN)  has an 12 digit unique number which is permanent as your career goes on.

UAN For Employer’s And The Employee’s :

Employer’s: Every employer will create an Universal Account Number (UAN) for each and every employee who works in their company or an organisation. And this UAN (Universal Account Number) will be permanent for that employee.

Employee: Every employee will get an 12 digit Universal Account Number (UAN) which is permanent as their career goes on. Here, You are going to read on how to create and activate your 12 digit Universal Account Number (UAN).

Activating Your UAN Account

Visit the official website of Universal Account Number (UAN) {#Link}. This new website portal is known version 2.0 which was launched by the central government of India in the year 2017 on Jan 1st.

When you visited the official website portal, The website look alike this. The below is the screenshot of the website

When you visit the official website portal, You should enter the details as follows:

  • Your UAN (Universal Account Number)
  • Mobile Number
  • State
  • PF Account Number

When you fill all the details then submit the details. Thereafter you will receive an OTP (One Time Password) to your registered mobile number.

After the verification of One Time Password (OTP) the next step is create your account. In the next page the details will be asked as follows:

  • Email ID
  • Username
  • Password

Be careful while entering your details, as these details will be permanent ones the employer confirms it.

The below image is a screenshot of the website as appears:

It is very better to change your username and password twice in a six months for better security purposes.

When you fill all the details, Now go to the official website portal (#Link) and login with your username and the password.

The below image is an screenshot of the website to login with your username and the password

Now visit the official website portal and login with your username and the password.

The below image is screenshot of the website when you login with your username and the password.

After logging in to the official website portal in the menu bar you are able to find the option called Download. Click on it.  Now you can see Download Passbook and Download UAN Card

Now, Click on the option Download Passbook

Now you can view and download your passbook. The below image is the screenshot of the website when you click on the option Download Passbook.

And, Now click on the option Download UAN Card.

The below image is a screenshot of the UAN Card

And this are the process how to download your UAN Card and Passbook.

Previous Member ID

Visit the official website and login with your username and the password. When you login, In the menu bar you can find the option called Previous Member ID.

The below image is a screenshot of the website when you login into the website and you can find the option Previous Member ID  in the menu bar.

Now click on the option Previous Member ID  and now you can find all your ID’s which have been linked to your Universal Account Number (UAN).

PF Transfer

PF is known as Provident Fund. Here we are going to learn How To Transfer Provident fund?

Visit the official  website portal and login with your username and the password. In the menu bar click on the option called Previous Member. Now click on Check Eligiibility.

The below image is the screenshot of the above statement.

For this you need to be eligible for online transfer claim. Ones you came to know that you are eligible then click on the option called File Transfer Claim.

The below image is the screenshot of the above statement:

Now claim your application.  When you apply for claiming you can check your status in online.

Changing Your Profile Details

How Do I Change My Profile Details? This was the most common doubt comes to in every one mind. Visit the official website portal and login with your username and the password. Now, In the menu bar you can find the option Profile. Have a click on it, Now you can change your details by selecting your required field.

  • Mobile Number
  • Email ID
  • Update Your KYC Info
  • Change Your Account Password

Way To change Your Mobile Number:

Login into the official website portal with your username and password and in the menu bar click on the option Profile. Now click on Mobile Number.

The below image is the screenshot of the above statement

Now enter your new mobile number and enter the characters to prove that you are not an robot.

Now, You will receive an OTP (One Time Password) to your new mobile number enter it and submit. That’s it now you have successfully changed your mobile number.

Updating The KYC Doccuments:

The KYC Documents will be uploaded by the employee. If any mistakes happen in your KYC details just re-enter your details as follows

  • Account Number
  • Aadhaar Card Number
  • Your Registered Mobile Number
  • Ration Card
  • Passport

And you have successfully learnt the ways to Activate Your UAN Account

EPFO Launched New Website Portal:

The Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) have launched a new website portal on Jan 1st in the year 2017. It was launched by the central government of India. This new version is knows as Version 2.0

By updating their version from 1.0 to 2.0 the EPFO have made several changes. Here is the new website portal version 2.0 (#Link)

We can state that the EPFO had nod made some changes in version 2.0 as we compare version 2.0 with version 1.0 the Universal Account Number (UAN) activation procedure is same in the both version 1.0 and version 2.0

Top Reasons Why EPFO Launched A New Site?

The main reason to change the official website portal from version 1.0 to version 2.0 is security based reasons. As we compared to the version 1.0 and the version 2.0 the version 1.0 is un secure as it may get hacked.

Based on this the central  government of India had launched a new website portal on Jan 1st in the year 2017 with the high security system.

  • The old website portal version 1.0 is very hard to manage by the users.
  • In version 1.0 it is very hard to check each and every status in online and as many portals.. But in the new website version 2.0 there are only two website portals one is for the employer’s and the other is for the employee’s.
  • The central government of India and Universal Account Number (UAN) have added many more security features to the new website portal version 2.0
  • The process of activation of UAN (Universal Account Number) is same as version 1.0

The official website portal version 2.0 is (#Link)

Most Frequently Asked Questions 

How Do I Get My UAN?

It’s very simple to get your Universal Account Number (UAN). UAN is created by the employer for all the employee’s who are working under their company or an organisation.

UAN has an 12 digit Unique Number which is permanent as your career goes on.

What Is The Official Website?

The official website portal is version 2.0 which was launched by EPFO (Employee’s Provident Fund Organisation) by the central government of India on Jan 1st in the year 2017. As this version is still a beta version only, In few months this website will start working perfectly.

I Have Updated My KYC Documents, But It Was Still Showing Pending?

When you update your KYC documents this should be confirmed by the employer. If the employer confirms your documents that’s it.

Previous Member ID’s Are Not Showing On The Portal. May I Know The Reason?

It’s better to contact the employer if your details are not showing in the official website portal.  Submit the original documents to the employer ones again for re entering the details.

Is Version 2.0 Is Secure Than Version 1.0?

Yes, Version 2.0 is more secure than version 1.0. In fact the reason behind creating the new website portal is the version 1.0 is not secure. The central government of India had launched the new website portal on Jan 1st in the year 2017.

What Is The Official Website Portal For Version 2.0 ?

The version 2.0 is still a beta version and it is still in progress for constructing the website. Version 2.0 is built with high secure features when compared to the version 1.0.

Can We Change Our Profile Details ?

Yes, You can change your profile details by simply logging in to the official website portal with your username and the password and in the menu bar you can find the option PROFILE and have a click on it and now you can change your profile details.

Make sure that this should be confirmed by the employer.

Can I Transfer My provident Fund?

Yes, You can transfer your provident fund (PF) by logging into the official website portal. And also you can transfer your provident fund into directly bank by linking your bank account to your Provident fund (PF) Account.

The above images that we are shared and data that we are collected are from the uan member portal version 1.0. Here we shared rest of the details are from the new version portal v 2.0.

Below we do also cover the reasons why the epfo  India ahs launched the new portal website for the users. Here are some of the reasons.

There you go:

Compared with the old portal website, the new portal website will never go down. The EPFO claims that they were using the top end server for the users. As per the yearly estimation data, more than 1 core people accessing the EPFO portal.

The process of activation is now quite simple compared with the old version. With a singe click you can activate your universal account number without any problems.

More security : The new portal added a more security levels with an SSL encryption certificate. That means you don’t need to worry in case if you unfortunately saved the password on at random system.

Easy Transfer: With the help of the epfo portal you can login in to your account and proceed the online transfer claim portal ( OTCP ) in a single click. However, the previous employer or present employer digital signature is required. In this case it will get a little bit delay.

But, you don’t need to be visit the EPFO office for the process of transfer. If you don’t have an UAN account or UAN number then in that case you can proceed with alternative option.

Like filling the form 13A process and submit the form to near by your EPFO office.

Always online: As EPFO already claims that, the new website will run on high end server where the site will never se down.

Here is the new website portal link:

And, here is the screenshot of that new webpage.

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