Link Your New Mobile Number with EPF Account
Managing your Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) account has become more convenient with online services. However, to access these services, it is essential to have the right mobile number linked to your Universal Account Number (UAN). This mobile number is crucial as it enables you to receive one-time passwords (OTPs) for various EPF-related transactions, such as filing nominations and making withdrawals. This guide will walk you through the steps to link your new mobile number with your EPF UAN.
Step 1: Visit the EPFO India Website
The first step in linking your new mobile number with your EPF UAN is to visit the EPFO India website at https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php. Once on the website, click the “For Employees” section to proceed.
Step 2: Access Member UAN/Online Services
From the “For Employees” section, navigate to the “Member UAN/Online services” option. This will take you to the login page for EPF members.
Step 3: Log in Using UAN and Password
To access your EPF account, enter your UAN and password. After entering the required information, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter this OTP to complete the login process.
Step 4: Manage Contact Details
Once logged in, under the “Manage” section, click on “Contact details.” This is where you can update your mobile number.
Step 5: Verify and Change Mobile Number
In the “Contact details” section, click the option to verify and change your mobile number. You will be prompted to enter your Aadhaar-linked mobile number. After entering the number, click “Get OTP” and submit the OTP received on your Aadhaar-linked mobile number.
If You Don’t Have Your Previous Number
If you no longer have access to your previous mobile number, you can still update your mobile number by registering it with your Aadhaar. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click on “Forgot password” on the login page.
- Enter your UAN and captcha code.
- Provide your name, date of birth, gender, and another captcha code.
- Enter your Aadhaar-linked mobile number and click on “OTP.”
Once you’ve successfully updated your mobile number, you can proceed with other EPF transactions.
Importance of a Registered Mobile Number
An updated mobile number linked to your UAN is crucial for several reasons. It ensures that your EPF balance and notifications regarding employer contributions are sent to the correct mobile number. If you fail to update your new number, sensitive financial information may be disclosed to the person who now owns your old mobile number. Additionally, only a mobile number linked to your Aadhaar allows you to file e-nominations and claims.
Linking UAN with Aadhaar through the Member Portal
To link your UAN with Aadhaar through the member portal, follow these steps:
- Log in to the Unified Portal of EPF at https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/.
- Click the ‘Manage’ tab and select the ‘KYC’ option.
- Choose the ‘Aadhaar’ option and enter your Aadhaar number and your name as per Aadhaar.
- Click on the “save” button. Your KYC details will be pending approval by your employer. Once approved, they will be shown under ‘Approved KYC.’
Linking UAN with Aadhaar Using the UMANG App
You can link your UAN to Aadhaar using the UMANG App for a more mobile-friendly approach. Here’s how:
- Input your UAN.
- An OTP will be sent to your UAN-registered mobile number.
- After OTP verification, input your Aadhaar details.
- Another OTP will be sent to your Aadhaar registered mobile number and email.
- After OTP verification, your Aadhaar will be successfully linked with your UAN.
Ensuring your mobile number is updated and linked to your UAN is essential for hassle-free access to your EPF account. By following these straightforward steps, you can easily link your new mobile number with your EPF UAN, allowing you to enjoy the convenience of managing your EPF account online while keeping your financial information secure.