Linking of Aadhaar with PF Account Through Online Mode
The employee needs to follow the steps mentioned below to link his/her PF to his/her Aadhaar:
Step 1: Login to the Unified Portal of Employees’ Provident Fund (https://unifiedportal.epfindia.gov.in/) and click on ‘For employees’, followed by ‘UAN Member e-Sewa’
Step 2: Enter UAN and password to log in to the portal.
Step 3: Click on ‘Manage’ on the top panel and then on ‘KYC’
Step 4: On the next page, under the ‘Add KYC’ tab, provide your bank, PAN and Aadhaar, passport, driving license, election card and ration card details. Then click on ‘submit’. After submitting, you can find these details under the ‘Pending KYC’ tab. Once approved by the employer (which would generally take 15 days), it will be shown under the ‘Approved KYC’ tab.
Linking your Aadhaar to the EPF account will help in a faster withdrawal and transfer process and for that, the present employer should have approved and verified the KYC including the employee’s Aadhaar details.
Linking of Aadhaar With PF Account Using Umang App
Log in to the UMANG app using your ‘MPIN’ or the ‘OTP’ option.
After logging in, navigate to the ‘All Services Tab’ and choose ‘EPFO’.
Choose ‘e-KYC services’, under the EPFO section.
Choose the ‘Aadhaar Seeding’ option under ‘e-KYC services’.
Enter your UAN and click on ‘Get OTP’. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number with your EPF Account.
Key in your Aadhaar information.
You will again receive an OTP on your registered mobile number and email address.
After the OTP verification is done, your Aadhaar will be linked to your UAN.
Linking of Aadhaar With PF Account Through Offline Mode
An employee has to fill in the ‘Aadhaar Seeding Application’ form along with his/her UAN and Aadhaar number details along with other required information.
An employee has to attach self-attested copies of his/her UAN, PAN, and Aadhaar with this form.
An employee has to submit these documents at the field offices of EPFO or Common Services Centres (CSC).
Once the verification is completed, the Aadhaar number will be linked to the employee’s EPF account. After that, the employee will receive a message on his/her registered mobile number.
How to Know if Your Aadhaar Number is Linked to Your PF Account?
You need to follow the steps mentioned below to know if your Aadhaar number is already linked to your PF account:
The member homepage will open, look for Aadhaar from the details displayed on the page.
If ‘Verified ( DEMOGRAPHIC)’ is written against your Aadhaar number, it is confirmed that your Aadhaar has been linked to your EPF account and it has also been verified by UIDAI.
What are the Benefits of Linking Aadhaar With Your EPF Account?
EPFO with more than 4 crore subscribers has instructed its members to link their Aadhaar with their EPF account to facilitate easy verification of details. Following are a few benefits of linking your Aadhaar number with your EPF account:
There will be lesser chances of discrepancies and errors in the data when your Aadhaar is linked with your EPF and UAN, as your information remains consistent with your Aadhaar card information.
Brings down the chances of having a duplicate account.
You will be able to withdraw your PF online without an employer’s attestation. The complete process can be executed online in a hassle-free manner.
After the linking is approved, your Aadhaar details will show under the ‘Approved KYC’ tab.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive a notification once my Aadhaar card is linked to my EPF Account?
Yes, you will receive a notification on your registered mobile number and email address once your Aadhaar Card gets linked to your EPF Account,
How to reset my UAN password?
You need to follow the steps mentioned below:
Click on the ‘Forgot Password’ option using the Member Interface of Unified portal.
Enter your UAN along with CAPTCHA.
You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number which is seeded with UAN.
Enter the OTP to reset your password.
Is it possible to link multiple mobile numbers with my EPF Account?
No, you can link only one mobile number with your EPF Account.
Should I pay any fee to link my Aadhaar to my EPF Account?
There are no charges applicable to link your Aadhaar with your EPF account.