To get the complete benefit of Employees’ Provident Fund, you need to understand not just the benefits of the scheme, but also how to access its key features like the EPFO UAN, EPFO passbook, EPF balance check, aadhaar-UAN linking and so on. Find out how you can access various EPFO e-Sewa services by activating your EPF member login.
What is EPFO?
Every EPF or PF account in India is created and managed by EPFO. The full form of EPFO is “Employees Provident Fund Organisation”. This organization is a statutory body run by the Government of India and comes under the Employees Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Act, 1952.
The organization has an online website where the EPFO member portal can be accessed by the member employees and employers.
There are two schemes regulated by EPFO:
- Employee’s Provident Fund (EPF) Scheme 1952
- Employee’s Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995
- Insurance Scheme (Employee’s Deposit Linked Insurance or EDLI), 1976
|Important Notice: |
As of 1st June 2021, it is mandatory to link your PF account with your Aadhaar. PF contributions will not be credited to the accounts not linked with Aadhaar.
What is UAN?
Universal Account Number or UAN, is a unique 12-digit number allotted to the employees registered under the EPF scheme. This EPF UAN is used for login purposes, i.e. it enables the employee to access the online services provided by EPFO.
UAN is allotted by EPFO and the process is initiated by employer, although now with EPFO e-Sewa portal, employees can do direct UAN allotment without involving employer.
If you do not know your EPFO UAN, it can be easily checked online using the EPFO member portal. Simply use the below link to check your UAN:
EPFO Employer Login – Steps to EPFO Login
For EPFO member login, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Go to the EPFO website.
Step 2: Select “Employers” from the scroll-down box under the “Services” tab.
Step 3: Choose the option of “Online ECR/Challan Submission/OTCP” to log in using your credential.
Step 4: Log in using your Username and Password on the page thus opened.
Read More: How to register your establishment in EPFO?
EPFO Employee Login – Steps for EPFO Member Login
For EPFO member login, employees may follow the steps given below for quick navigation:
Step 1: Go to the EPFO website.
Step 2: Choose “For Employees” under the “Services” tab.
Step 3: Select the second option saying “Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP)”.
You will land on EPFO e-SEWA Portal, also known as EPFO unified member portal, as shown below.
Step 4: Enter your activated UAN and password to log into your dashboard.
How to Register at EPFO Member Portal?
If you are an employee and have an EPF account, you do not have to separately register yourself at the EPFO website. However, it is important that you activate your EPF UAN (this number is generated and allotted by EPFO upon creation of your PF account). Without this activation, you will not be able to log in and avail of the online services offered on the EPFO website.
Steps to activate your UAN are given here (for employers):
Step 1: Go to the EPFO e-Sewa Portal.
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of this page and select “Activate UAN” under the “Important Links” section.
Step 3: Follow the steps as they appear on your screen next.
For the employers, the following are the steps for Registration of Establishment:
Step 1: Go to the EPFO website.
Step 2: Click on the option of “Establishment Registration”.
Step 3: Login using your User ID and password.
Step 4: After logging in, you will see a tab of “Registration” on the top of the page. Click that and proceed with your registration application.
Important: Make sure to enter the information as per the EPFO records. Failing to do so might get your application denied.
How to Reset EPFO Member Login Password?
If you have forgotten your password, you can simply reset it by following the steps mentioned here:
EPF Password Reset: For employees
Step 1: Go to the EPFO website to access the EPFO member portal.
Step 2: Follow this path: “Services” > “For Employees” > “Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP)”.
Step 3: Click on “Forgot Password”.
Step 4: Enter your UAN and Captcha and then Submit.
Step 5: In the next form, enter your name, date of birth and gender. Now click on “Verify”.
Step 6: A new Captcha will appear as you hit the “Verify” button. Enter that along with your AADHAAR Number in the space provided.
Step 7: Now, select the “Verify” button. After this, you will see “Details validated” as shown below.
Step 8: Next, provide your Aadhaar linked mobile number. Click on “Get OTP”.
Step 9: Enter this OTP in its designated space and proceed further.
EPFO Password Reset: For Employers
Step 1: Visit the EPFO member portal.
Step 2: Select options in this sequence: “Services” > “For Employers” > “Online ECR/Challan Submission/ OTCP”.
Step 3: Now on the “Establishment Sign In” page, find the “Forgot Password” and click the same.
Step 4: You will be redirected to the password reset page. Enter your name, state, office, Establishment ID, registered mobile number and Captcha to generate OTP.
Step 5: You will receive OTP on the registered mobile number. Enter the same and proceed further to reset the password.
How to Link Aadhaar with EPFO UAN?
If you wish to avail the online facilities provided by the EPFO and to receive the EPF contributions, it is mandatory for every member of EPFO to link their UAN EPFO with their Aadhaar number.
Steps to link Aadhaar with EUAN:
- Go to the EPFO member portal.
- Log into your EPF account using the combination of your EPFO UAN and password.
- As you enter your dashboard click on “Manage” and then select “KYC”.
- Select “Aadhaar” on the page thus opened.
- Enter your Aadhaar number and name (according to Aadhar records) and save.
Upon successfully saving your KYC with Aadhaar details, you should see “Verified” stamp for your Aadhaar details. This will enable the linking.
This can also be down offline for which you need to visit the nearby EPFO office carrying your PAN and other documents (self-attested copies of PAN, UAN and Aadhaar). There you will be asked to fill out the “Aadhaar Seeding Application” and submit the same to the concerned official.
How to Download UAN Member Passbook?
Employees can view and download their EPF passbook by following the below-stated steps:
Step 1: Go to the EPFO Member Portal.
Step 2: Enter your UAN and password to log into the EPFO member portal.
Step 3: Select the Member ID for which you want the passbook.
Step 4: Click on “View Passbook [New Yearly]” or “View Passbook [Old Full]”.
Step 5: Click on “Download Passbook” as the final step.
Services Offered at EPFO Portal
For the members of EPFO, the following online services are available:
- View/Download Member Passbook
- Check claim status
- Register EPF grievances
- Applying for COC (certificate of coverage) for international employees
- Claim Forms
- Establishment registration
- Challan submission
- Submissions for transfer claims
- Linking of Principal employers with contract employers
- EPFiGMS (grievance registration)
- Jeevan Praman Enquiry
- To know PPO Number
- Payment Enquiry
- Pension Status
- Life Certificate registration (Jeevan Pramaan)
Apart from these, anyone can locate the nearby EPFO office according to one’s state and district using the “Locate an Office” link. You do not have to be a member to access this information.
How to do eKYC for EPFO Unified Portal?
To complete your eKYC for EPFO, the following steps must be followed:
- Log in to your EPF account with your UAN and password (Direct link).
- Select the “KYC” option under the “Manage” tab.
- Provide your PAN, Aadhaar number, bank details, etc. in the online form thus opened.
- Upload the documents needed for authorization. This will be mentioned in the form.
- Upon saving the form, you will see a note saying “Pending KYC”.
After verification from EPFO, your documents will be updated and your KYC be completed.
Why Should I do eKYC for EPFO UAN?
It is important to complete your eKYC as failing to do so may lead to the rejection of your EPF withdrawal claims. This will lead to unnecessary delays. Therefore, it is imperative that you get your eKYC done in time and continue availing EPFO services, hassle-free.
Also, you will get updates on your mobile when there is a contribution done into your PF account – straight to your mobile number.
If your KYC is not done and PAN is not updated, you will face TDS at inflated rates upon withdrawal of funds after 5 years of starting your PF account. IF PAN is updated, TDS rate will be 10% and if not, you will pay the maximum rate applicable, i.e. 34.608%.
EPFO Helpline Number
For any EPF related queries or grievances, one can call on the EPFO toll-free number (PAN India) and get the support required.
EPFO Missed Call Service
Apart from this, one can opt for the EPFO missed call service to get their UAN-linked details.
011 – 22901406
Simply give a missed call on the above number from your registered mobile number to receive details regarding the last EPF contribution as well as the EPF balance.
Important: To avail of the missed call service, your mobile no. must be linked and activated with your UAN. Also, your UAN must have KYC against your bank account no., PAN or Aadhaar.
EPFO SMS Service
EPF members having an activated UAN can also choose to receive their last PF contribution along with the total PF balance using the PF SMS service. Send the SMS in the following format:
“EPFOHO UAN” to 7738299899
You will get an SMS like this:
Important: Make sure that your mobile number is updated with your EPF UAN. Also, if you have more than one UAN, this service will not be available for you. For this, you must contact the authorities and get your details corrected.
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|EPF Balance Check||EPF Correction Form||EPF Passbook|
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|EPF Form 10C||EPF Form 19||EPF Withdrawal Form 31|
EPF Member Portal: FAQs
To transfer your old EPF account to a new one, first you need to login to the EPFO member portal using your EPFO UAN and password. Further, select the ‘One Member – One EPF Account (Transfer Request)’ option under the “Online Services” section.
Now fill in the details as asked along with OTP to authenticate your identity. In the next steps, you will be required to submit an online PF transfer request. A tracking ID will be sent to your registered mobile number. This ID can be used to check the status of your request.
The full form of EPFO is Employee’s Provident Fund Organisation.
To access the online services provided by the EPFO, employees need UAN EPFO and password. Employers are allotted usernames without which they cannot get into the EPFO member portal.
Step-by-step detailed information is provided here:
1. EPFO member portal login for employees
2. EPFO employer login
Visit EPFIGMS which is a customized EPFO member portal for grievance redressal. Click on the “View Status” option on the top bar. Provide your registration no., mobile no./email ID and security code and click on “Submit” to get the updated status.
The EPF interest rate for the fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 is 8.10%. This is the same as that of the previous year.