How to Recover Forgot UAN Number Online: Step By Step Process

By | August 10, 2020

If you are a salary person or govt or private employee, you must know about UAN number! . This is very important just like your PAN No. UAN number is Universal Account Number given to the government as well as private employees or any other salary person. This number is provided by EPFO- Employee Provident Fund Organisation. This is a 12 digit number.

If you shift from one company to another this is the thing that does not changes. We mean to say that even at the new place or company UAN number remains same. We would like to mention that Member ID keeps changing in the whole procedure. What to do if you Forgot UAN number?

You can get forgot UAN number by various methods. The whole process to get it back is given step by step in coming section.

Different ways to Recover forgot UAN number (Offline Method)

  1. You can go the HR of your company and get your UAN number from them. They keep all the records like UAN number details of every employee in their organisation.
  2. You can also check your pay-slips issued by the HR department. You may get UAN number printed on it.
  3. You can try to Give a missed call to toll free number 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number. EPFO Department will send you an SMS containing UAN details.

You can also check your UAN number online from EPFO ‘s official website. To recover the UAN no. from that website, all you need to do is, activate your account after filling exact account details.

Steps to recover UAN number online process

Step 1: Visit the official website of EPFO and go to the Know Your UAN Status below the login form as shown in the picture.


Step 2: There are three column to know your UAN number: Using Member IDAAdhar or PAN.  You may use any of them. Here we are entering our PAN No of the related person. Next enter rest details like your Name, Date of BirthMobile Nocaptcha and go to the authorization pin button.


Step 3: You will receive an OTP (One time password )on your registered mobile number which you have to fill in the related box and go to the Validate OTP and get UAN button. After verification of the mobile number is successful, the screen will show OTP ID which you have to note down somewhere.


You will get all the details on your mobile number via sms. EPFO will generate a UAN number and you will get the forgot UAN No. and current UAN status on the registered mobile number very soon.

Forgot UAN No : Important Note

One thing you have to keep in your mind. Before you try  to recover forgot UAN number, you must make sure that your that your UAN profile is active or not. It must be active to get it back. If you try the online method from above-mentioned options , you will receive all the information by SMS containing details like your UAN, PF Number, Balance, etc.

We would like to advice you to Note down your UAN number, PF number, and Balance and other details in some dairy and keep it safe for future reference.

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