UAN stands for Universal Account Number. The UAN acts as an umbrella for the multiple Member Ids allotted to an individual by different establishments.
Purpose behind this UAN is to link multiple Member Identification Numbers (Member Id) allotted to a single member under single Universal Account Number. This will help the member to view details of all the Member Identification Numbers (Member Id) linked to it. If a member is already allotted Universal Account Number (UAN) then he / she is required to provide the same on joining new establishment to enable the employer to in-turn mark the new allotted Member Identification Number (Member Id) to the already allotted Universal Identification Number (UAN).
To get your UAN, you need to contact your existing employer. One person can have only one UAN throughout his/ her life. While joining the new job, they just need to declared their UAN to new employer.
One can access details his/ her through a portal http://uanmembers.epfoservices.in .
First of all , member will have to activate his UAN after clicking on ‘ACTIVATE YOUR UAN’ on the Member Portal. Member should have UAN, Mobile and Member ID readily available to activate his/her UAN on the Member Portal.
Downloading of Passbook
You need to login to the Member Portal by your UAN and password. Then go to the menu ‘Download’ and select ‘Download Passbook’. There is a link given to download PDF of this passbook also.
Downloading UAN Card
You need to login first with your valid UAN and password. Then go to ‘Download’ Menu and select an option ‘Download UAN Card’. PDF of UAN card can be downloaded by selecting a link given for this particular task and accordingly, you can take a printout.
Updating KYC Details
It can be done by going to the ‘Profile’ menu and selecting ‘Update KYC Information’ in the Member Portal. The uploaded KYC document by the member will be approved by employer till then status of KYC will be shown as “Pending”.
Currently, following documents can be used for KYC :
- National Population Register
- Permanent Account Number
- Bank Account Number
- Driving License
- Election Card
- Ration Card
Accepted document type is jpg, gif, png, pdf. The size of scanned document should not exceed 300kb.
Updating Mobile and Email ID
You need to go to Profile Menu in Member Portal and select an option ‘Edit Mobile No.’/ ‘Edit Email ID’ for changing mobile number and email id respectively.
Approval KYC Documents
Your KYC documents are approved by your employer. One it is approved, status is shown against the document.
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