January 10, 2017

Activate your UAN via Member Portal, SMS & Mobile App

EPF members can activate UAN through online portal, SMS and App without help of employer. The members are requested to keep member ID, mobile number and 12 digit allotted Universal Account Number in hand before proceeding. Universal account number is allotted for every citizens of India. Initially it was introduced with a purpose of linking multiple EPF accounts of same person. The idea is to make existing entire system to function faster and more transparent. The allotted number is unique which cannot be changed while switching job. As it is valid for entire life time of employee it can be portable through out their career.

To activate UAN through SMS type EPFOHO <<space>> SERVICE CODE <<comma>> 12 DIGIT UAN <<comma>> 22 DIGIT MEMBER ID and send it to 7738299899.

Typically type EPFOHO ACT,123456789012,DLCPM00111110000004444. Here, ACT keyword is used for activation request, 123456789012 is example of 12 digits UAN and DLCPM00111110000004444 is sample 22 digit alpha numerical member ID of your EPF account. The requester has to leave single space before ACT keyword and must strictly add comma between 12 digit UAN and member ID without any spaces for separation.




The above prescribed SMS format should be strictly sent from mobile number which belongs to active EPF account member. The senders' mobile number will be registered automatically as mentioned in SMS. The requester is able to use short code SMS service & missed call service only after 48 hours from request sent from mobile. The members may receive the following error messages while trying for activation. These reasons may help you to understand why your activation request could not be processed. (1) Any mistakes in message format will be replied back with correct format. (2) If the UAN is associated already with another mobile number, you will get rejection message along with reason. The reason will inform you about through which method the particular number was activated.

The members can also conveniently activate their UAN after installing app at smartphone. The retirement body is using latest technologies for members in order to process their request faster. The release of app is another milestone which is already reached more than one millions installations among smartphone users.


To activate UAN using mobile App follow these steps

Step 1: Click on EPFO icon at home screen of mobile app.
Step 2: Go to member area area then tap on activate UAN.
Step 3: Now fill-up details of PF Office, Est. Code and Ext. code (Leave it as blank in case if you do not have).
Step 4: Type your 12 digit UAN and mobile number for registration.
Step 4: Cross-check typed inputs once again then tap on 'Activate' button.