Here’s How to link Aadhaar with UAN using EPFO eKYC Portal

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EPFO launched an online facility for its subscribers to link their 12-digit unique Aadhaar number with their Universal (portable PF) Account Number (UAN) on Oct 2017.  Using new facility eKYC at EPFO’s website www.epfindia.gov.in,EPFO members can online link their respective UAN with Aadhaar. In this process, your employer is not involved. Use eKYC portal if your Aadhaar is not linked with your UAN. Your details in UAN such as Name and Date of Birth should match Aadhaar.

Overview of How to link Aadhaar with UAN using EPFO eKYC Portal?

Overview of Steps for linking Aadhaar with UAN using new eKYC EPFO portal are given below.  In this process, your employer is not involved. If there are any discrepancies (for example your name in UAN can be different to the name provided in Aadhaar), you need to get them corrected either in UAN (through your employer) or in Aadhaar card.

If your Aadhaar is already linked with your UAN you don’t need to do this. Section How to Verify your KYC (PAN, Bank Details, Aadhaar) in UAN explains that in detail.

  • Go to EPF website http://www.epfindia.com
  • In Online Services section select eKYC Portal.
  • On clicking eKYC portal you will be taken to new eKYC portal. This portal contains two sections.
  • The first section is for EPFO field officer and second for EPFO Member. As you contribute to EPF you are a member. In EPFO member section click on “LINK UAN AADHAAR”.
  • You will be taken to a new page where you need to provide your UAN after the mobile number which is linked to UAN gets displayed.
  • click on “Generate OTP” button.
  • Enter the OTP, which you have to enter and provide your Aadhaar number.
  • After the successful OTP verification and if your personal details between UAN – Aadhaar match then Aadhaar will be linked to your UAN.
  • You can also track whether UAN is linked with Aadhar using eKYC portal through TRACK EKYC.

Why Link Aadhaar with UAN for EPF?

  • It is mandatory to link Aadhaar with UAN for online claim submission.
  • Claim settlement will be faster if your Aadhaar is linked with UAN.
  • If your UAN is linked with Aadhaar it becomes easy to merge multiple UAN numbers.

KYC and UAN for EPF

KYC means know your customer.If you have your KYC details in your UAN and they are approved by your employer then dependency on the employer goes away. To withdraw you can directly approach EPFO.  After logging on to UAN Website(https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/) you can click Manage->KYC  to see or add your details. You can add details like PAN, Aadhar, and Passport for KYC.  The Image below shows the Approved KYC details. If you have Aadhar linked and approved by your employer then you would see it in Approved KYC section.

You should have at least Bank Number, Aadhaar linked to your UAN. It is good to have PAN linked also. (When you do EPF withdrawal before 5 years as TDS is deducted)

How to link Aadhaar with UAN using EPF eKYC Portal?

Steps for linking Aadhaar with UAN using new eKYC EPFO portal are given below.  In this process, your employer is not involved. If there are any discrepancies (for example your name in UAN can be different to the name provided in Aadhaar), you need to get them corrected either in UAN (through your employer) or in Aadhaar card.

  • Go to EPF website http://www.epfindia.gov.in
  • In Online Services section select eKYC Portal.
  • EPF eKYC portal for linking Aadhaar with UAN
  • On clicking eKYC portal you will be taken to new page the eKYC portal. This portal contains two sections.
  • The first section is for EPFO field officer and second for EPFO Member. As you contribute to EPF you are a member. In EPFO member section click on LINK UAN AADHAAR
  • Link Aadhaar with UAN using eKYC portal without employer approval
  • You will be taken to a new page where you need to provide your UAN after the mobile number which is linked to UAN gets displayed.
  • click on Generate OTP button.
  • Enter the OTP,
  • After the successful OTP verification and if your personal details between UAN – Aadhaar match then Aadhaar will be linked to your UAN.
EPF eKYC portal link UAN with Aadhaar

How to Track Linking of UAN and Aadhaar using eKYC Portal

It’s easy to keep track of your whether your UAN is linked with Aadhar using eKYC Portal.

  • Go to EPF website http://www.epfindia.gov.in
  • In Online Services section select eKYC Portal.
  • On clicking eKYC portal you will be taken to new page the eKYC portal. This portal contains two sections.
  • The first section is for EPFO field officer and second for EPFO Member. As you contribute to EPF you are a member. In EPFO member section click on TRACK EKYC.
  • It takes you to another window, where you need to add UAN number as shown in image below

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