How to Link Aadhar with EPF Account

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has made it possible for employees to link their Aadhaar card to the Universal Account Number (UAN)/EPF easily. One can do the UAN Aadhar link online as well as offline.

 The EPFO has also made it accessible for all Indian employees to manage their PF accounts online. They can go to the EPFO website for Aadhar EPF linking. This page covers detailed information on how to link Aadhar with EPF account.

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UAN Aadhar Link Online Process

One can do the UAN Aadhar link online by using any of the following methods:

  • Through the EPFO website
  • Through the UMANG app
  • Through the EPF Aadhaar link online KYC portal

1) How to Link UAN with Aadhar online through the EPFO website?

Process for UAN Aadhar link online-

Step 1: Visit the EPFO official website.

Step 2: Enter your UAN and password to access your account.

Step 3: Select the 'KYC' option from the “Manage” section.

Step 4: You will be routed to a new website where you can link your EPF account with your Aadhaar number.

Step 5: Now, click on “Aadhaar,” input your Aadhaar number and name as they appear on your Aadhaar card, and then click on the “Save” button.

Step 6: After saving your Aadhaar details, your Aadhaar will be validated using UIDAI data.

Step 7: If your KYC paperwork is approved, you will be able to link Aadhaar with your EPF account successfully, and the word “Verified” will appear next to your Aadhaar data.

2) How to Link Aadhar to EPFO through the UMANG App?

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) created the UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) app to promote mobile governance in India. However, if you wish to claim your EPF online, you must link your Aadhaar with your UAN. Linking Aadhaar to UAN will also automatically link your EPF account with the aadhaar card.

Given below are the detailed steps on how to link UAN with aadhar using the UMANG app:

Step 1: Get the UMANG app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Step 2: Enter your registered mobile number and click "Continue".

Step 3: Enter the OTP that is sent to your registered phone number and click "Submit". You can also log in using your MPIN.

Step 4: Once logged in, navigate to the “All Services Tab” and choose “EPFO”.

Step 5: In the EPFO section, select “e-KYC services”.

Step 6: Select the "Aadhaar Seeding" option under “e-KYC services”.

Step 7: Now input your UAN and press the “Get OTP” button.

Step 8: An OTP will be sent to the phone number that is registered with your EPF Account.

Step 9: Enter the OTP and your Aadhaar information. Click "Continue".

Step 10: You will receive an OTP on your registered phone number and email address once again. After completing the OTP verification, your Aadhaar will be connected to your UAN.

3) How to link EPF with Aadhaar Online through EPFO e-KYC Portal?

EPFO has also made it possible to link EPF accounts with Aadhaar by utilizing OTP verification on the EPFO e-KYC Portal.

To link Aadhaar with an EPF account, follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Go to the EPF India official website

Step 2: Next, under “EPFO Members,” choose “Link with Aadhaar”.

Step 3: To generate an OTP, enter your UAN and registered phone number.

Step 4: Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and click on "Confirm OTP" to continue.

Step 5: Choose your gender.

Step 6: Input your Aadhaar card number.

Step 7: For Aadhaar Verification, choose “Using Mobile/Email-based OTP”.

Step 8: Another OTP will be sent to your registered number and email address.

Step 9: Input the “Captcha” and the "OTP".

Step 10: Press the “Submit” button. After verification, your Aadhaar will be connected to your EPF account via OTP Verification on EPFO’s e-KYC Portal.

UAN Aadhar Link Offline Process

EPFO has created options for integrating the Aadhaar Card with their EPF account to make it easy for people who are not computer savvy. Such workers can also link their EPF account to Aadhaar by going to the EPFO office and completing the application in person.

It is simple to achieve by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Fill out the “Aadhaar Seeding Application” form.

Step 2: Fill up the form with your UAN and Aadhaar number, as well as any other pertinent information.

Step 3: Enclose with the form self-attested copies of your Universal Account Number, PAN, and Aadhaar.

Step 4: Submit it to the executive at any EPFO field office or Common Service Centre (CSC) location.

Step 5: Your Aadhaar will be linked to your EPF account after appropriate verification.

Step 6: You will receive a message on your registered cellphone number regarding this.

How to Link Aadhar to UAN through Biometric Credentials?

You may link your Aadhaar to your EPF account using Aadhaar biometric credentials on EPFO’s e-KYC Portal by following the procedures below:

Step 1: Go to the EPF India official website

Step 2: Under the “EPFO Members” section, select the “Link UAN Aadhaar” option.

Step 3: To generate an OTP, enter the number and registered phone number.

Step 4: In the “Confirm OTP” box, enter the OTP received on your phone number.

Step 5: Choose your gender.

Step 6: Input your Aadhaar card number.

Step 7: Select the “Using Biometrics” option for Aadhaar Verification.

Step 8: Your biometrics will be collected using a biometric device that has been registered.

Step 9: Enter the “Captcha” code and click on the "Submit" button.

Step 10: Following verification, your Aadhaar will be linked to your EPF account via OTP Verification on EPFO’s e-KYC Portal.

How to Check Aadhaar EPF Link Status Online?

To find out if your Aadhaar Number is connected to your PF account, complete the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Visit the UAN portal.

Step 2: To log in, enter your Universal Account Number and password.

Step 3: The Member homepage will now open; locate Aadhaar using the information provided on the website.

Step 4: If you see “Validated ( DEMOGRAPHIC)” next to your Aadhaar Number, it implies UIDAI has connected your Aadhaar to your EPF account and verified it.

Benefits of Linking Aadhaar with EPF

The Employee Provident Fund Organization, which has over four crore subscribers, has asked them to link their EPF accounts with Aadhaar to allow for simple verification of information.

The following are the benefits and features of linking your Aadhaar number to your EPF account-

  • When you link your Aadhaar with your EPF and UAN, there are extremely few risks of data mistakes and conflicts because your information is consistent with your Aadhaar card details.
  • By linking Aadhaar to your EPF account, you eliminate the possibility of having multiple accounts.
  • You can withdraw your PF online without the need for your employer’s signature. The full procedure may be performed online with little difficulty.

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