How to Find the PF UAN number?

Every PF member who has an account with the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has a UAN (Universal Account Number). It’s a 12-digit unique number that is assigned to every PF members. The UAN number remains the same for a PF member even when they switch jobs between companies. The UAN would be the same number for the rest of his life. There are different ways to find the PF UAN number and let us see them below


Finding PF UAN number

Getting UAN from the Employer

There are different ways in which you can find your UAN number. First and foremost reach out to your Employer, if the current job is your first job. In other words, UAN is mandatory for the Employer to contribute the PF to your account with EPFO.

Find UAN from the PF UAN Portal

Please follow the below steps to get the UAN from the Member e-Sewa portal of the EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organization)

Step 1: Go to the EPF member site –

Step 2: Click on the “Know your UAN” link below the login (Under the important links section)

Step 3: Enter the mobile number linked to your Aadhaar and click “Request OTP”.

Step 4: Enter the OTP received on your Aadhaar-linked mobile number

Step 5: Enter the name as in Aaadhar along with the Date of Birth (DOB) on the next screen

Step 6: Click on “Show UAN”

Step 7: UAN will be displayed on the screen.

Find PF UAN by missed call

To find your UAN, give a missed call to 9966044425 from your mobile number linked to Aadhaar. The system will then automatically send you an SMS containing your UAN and PF balance.

Features of UAN

EPFO introduced UAN to facilitate the smooth transfer of funds and accounts for the PF members (Employees of different companies). It’s a one-stop solution for PF members to check their PF Balance, Transfer money from one PF account to another PF account, and also file PF Withdrawal as well as PF Advance Claims for different purposes.

FAQ about UAN

  1. Whether UAN is unique for everyone?
    The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) assigns a unique 12-digit Universal Account Number (UAN) to each PF member (Subscriber/Employee).
  2. Who generates UAN?
    Employer generates the UAN number by entering your details such as Name, Father’s Name, Aadhaar, Bank account, etc.,
  3. Whether UAN number change when I change my job?
    No UAN number doesn’t change when you change your jobs. It is a permanent number that is assigned to you and it’s linked with an Aadhaar number.
  4. My Employer refuses to provide UAN. What to do?
    If your employer refuses your UAN details, using any of the above details you can retrieve your UAN number.
  5. I have lost my mobile number. How can I get my UAN?
    Aadhaar number is linked with a UAN. You can easily get the UAN details by entering your Aadhaar number in the above steps to get your UAN
  6. How to download the UAN Card?
    You can download the UAN card from the UAN member e-Sewa portal. After logging into the UAN portal, navigate to the “View” section and then click on “UAN Card” to download it.
  7. What’s the difference between UAN and PF Member IDs?
    UAN number is a Universal Account Number that remains the same and doesn’t change when switching jobs from one company to another, whereas the PF Member ID changes from one company to another. Each PF member ID indicates in which company you are working and which PF jurisdiction the PF company comes under!
  8. Whether UAN number is needed for the seeing Employee Passbook?
    You can log in to the Passbook portal using your UAN number and password. This portal allows you to view your Passbook balance, claims, and other information.
  9. How can I see my PF member IDs?
    You can see them under “Service History in the UAN portal”


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