How to check UAN (Universal Account Number) status online

UAN or Universal Account Number is gradually going to become a mandatory task for every salaried employee. The purpose behind that is very simple, to track your EPF account transactions properly.

Did you applied for Universal Account Number while moving to a new organisation? Did you ask your employer whether they received the UAN number from EPFO or not? In such a case your employer should immediately intimate you about this.

In case there is no update, then you can check with your employer as well as EPFO. But before doing that, it is always better to check your Universal Account Number (UAN) status online by visiting UAN online website. In this article I will share those steps which will help you to know your UAN status.

Steps to check Universal Account Number (UAN) status online

I am receiving many questions regarding how to withdraw EPF money, whether to transfer or withdraw EPF balance etc. All these queries will be resolved with the introduction of UAN. It’s like a bank account number, one can use all the time till retire. Anyway let’s check out the steps to know the status of your UAN application.

Step 1 : First of all visit UAN official website  (for employees). If you are an employer then you have to visit a separate portal.

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Step 2 : Now in the employee UAN website find out the “Know Your UAN Status” blinking on the top left side. Click on that link. A new page will open where you can see it is asking for your EPF details.

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Step 3 : Now provide the details in that screen. Select state and area and then it will automatically populate Region & Office of your PF account number.

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Step 4 : Then provide Est Code, Ext & A/c no and click on check status. I found the message “UAN is not allotted”.

For me its not yet generated. What is the UAN status in your case? Check it now and if require contact your employer or EPFO to get your Universal Account number as early as possible.

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  1. Dear Santanu,

    If I am multiple PF with different companies, how I can allocate with single UAN, please advise.


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