UAN Aadhar Link

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.

How to Link 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

Link UAN with Aadhar Online

EPFO has enabled UAN to be linked to Aadhaar through the EPFO e-KYC Portal. This process is simple, time-saving, and dependable. 

To link UAN with Aadhaar online, follow the steps outlined below -

  • 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

Link UAN with Aadhar Offline

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.

If you wish to link your Aadhaar to your EPF account or UAN offline, follow the steps given below -

  • 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

How to Link UAN with Aadhaar through the Umang App

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

In Conclusion

EPFO has taken many initiatives to make the provident fund or PF claims settlement procedure faster and smoother so that you do not face any difficulties in carrying out all of these activities.

EPFO is constantly striving to improve its services and facilities, and it is in this vein that EPFO recently announced a UAN Aadhaar link facility via the Government's UMANG mobile application. This is important as it ensures an easier PF settlement process.

UAN Aadhar Link - Related FAQs

Yes, if you wish to file a claim for your EPF amount, then you will have to link your UAN with your Aadhaar. The deadline for the same is December 21, 2021.

No, the entire process is free of cost.

No, you can only connect one mobile number to one EPF account.

EPFO assigns a Universal Account Number (UAN) to each contributing member and distributes it through the employers.
The goal is to link multiple Member Identification Numbers (Member IDs) assigned to a single member under a single Universal Account Number. As a result, the member will be able to see details for all Member Identification Numbers that are associated with it.
In layman's terms, a UAN is a 12-digit number assigned to each member of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) once in their career to help them manage their Provident Fund accounts.
UAN is being made mandatory for all employees because it greatly simplifies the handling of the EPF account, and makes transferring and withdrawing PF funds much easier.
An important point to remember here is that the UAN is typically given to employees by their employers, and the employee must initiate the process by providing appropriate KYC documents to the employer.

You can check whether your Aadhar Card is linked with your EPF/UAN on the unified portal of the Employee's Provident Fund Organization, India (unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface).