An Aadhaar Card is useful not only as a proof of identity, but also for critical activities such as financial transactions, and so on.
Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, or EPFO, is one such critical aspect where you can use your Aadhaar card to complete certain important procedures as a salaried professional as well as have access to the amount in your EPF account. Check our FAQ section to know more about this.
This is why it is important to link your Aadhaar and your UAN. In this article we will talk about how to link UAN with Aadhaar or how to connect UAN with Aadhaar.
You can ensure UAN-Aadhaar link in the following ways -
UAN Aadhar Link - Through the EPFO Portal
UAN Aadhar Link - By going to the EPF office physically
Through the Umang app
EPFO has enabled UAN to be linked to Aadhaar through the EPFO e-KYC Portal. This process is simple, time-saving, and dependable.
Visit the EPFO website, enter your details (UAN and password), and log in
Select ‘Manage’ in the top panel towards the left and then select ‘KYC’
You will be redirected to a new page wherein you will have to provide details such as PAN, Aadhaar, Passport, etc. (as required) under the ‘Add KYC’ section and click on ‘Submit’
These details can be updated and checked under the ‘Pending KYC’ tab
Once these details have been approved (which can take about 15 days), it will be displayed under the ‘Approved KYC’ section
Your UAN-Aadhaar link is thus complete
EPFO has made provisions for individuals to link Aadhaar with their EPF account offline as well. Such employees can link their EPF account to Aadhaar by going to an EPFO office (the one nearest to them) and submit the application in person.
Visit the nearest EPFO office
Request an 'Aadhaar linking application' form from the office
Fill out the form with the necessary information, such as your UAN number and Aadhaar number
After completing the form, attach self-attested copies of your UAN, PAN, and Aadhaar card
After filling out and self-attesting the form, submit it to the Common service center along with the attached documents
After complete verification of the details, the EPF Aadhaar link is created
When your UAN is successfully linked to your Aadhaar, you will receive a confirmation message on your registered mobile number
To promote mobile governance in India, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) launched UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance).
Follow the steps listed below to link your EPF account with the UMANG app -
Get the UMANG app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store
If you have already registered, enter your registered mobile number. If not, you will have to register and create an account
Enter your 'MPIN' or 'Enter OTP' and click 'Continue'
Enter the OTP that was sent to your registered mobile number
To continue using the app, you must first create an MPIN if you have not already
Enter your MPIN and log in to the UMANG app
Go to the 'All Services Tab' and select 'EPFO’
In the EPFO section, select 'e-KYC services' and choose Aadhaar Seeding option under 'e-KYC services'
Now enter your UAN and select 'Get OTP'
An OTP will be sent to your mobile number that is registered to your EPF account
Then, enter your Aadhaar number
You will now receive an OTP to your registered mobile phone number and email address
After completing the OTP verification, your Aadhaar will be linked to your UAN