How to do EPFO UAN activation?

By : |October 11, 2019 0
Don’t lose EPFO Diwali bonanza 2019, activate your EPO UAN to get the additional benefit.

EPFO UAN Activation isn’t a time taking process, anyone can do it in a couple of minutes. Recently, the EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) has announced the Diwali bonanza for around 6 crore employees.

Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said in a statement that EPFO will credit EPF interest before Diwali for the year 2018-19, but this will be credited to only those accounts who have done the EPFO UAN activation.

EPFO UAN activation means employees have got their UAN (Universal Account Number) from their employer. If you have already done this, you have to do nothing, but if you have not done yet, act swiftly, as it won’t take much time.

Why EPFO UAN activation is important?

It’s not only about the Diwali bonanza, but UAN activation will also benefit many other things in your life. For example, if you are switching from one to another company, UAN won’t change, your employer can use the same UAN to credit your EPF.

How to do EPFO UAN activation in six simple steps?

As I mentioned above, activation won’t take much time, just follow below-mentioned steps –


Step 2: On the left below the login credentials, you will find a section called ‘Important links’, in which you can see the option “Activate UAN”.

EPFO UAN activation

Step 3: A new window will appear, there are thee options – UAN, Member ID, Aadhaar and PAN. Choose one option, and fill in the required details including Name, date of birth, mobile number and email ID (details must be entered as per EPFO’s records). Then enter the captcha code and click on ‘Get Authorization Pin’.

EPFO UAN activation

Step 4: You will receive an OTP or PIN on your registered mobile number. Enter the received OTP and click on ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’.

Step 5: Once the UAN activation is done, you will receive a password to login to your account on the member sewa portal.


EPFO UAN activation will not only help the employer, as well as employees, will get multiple benefits. Here are 4 key benefits of EPFO UAN activation

    0 No need to ask, employees can download their EPF passbook online through the UAN portal using UAN.

    0 An employee can check EPF balance any time through a missed call and SMS.

    0 Change and update your KYC details online and verify the same online only.

    0 Forget the hassle for PF withdrawal, you can do it through UAN online.

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