Forgot UAN Password? Here’s how you can reset it

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If you are a working individual, it is most likely that you would’ve noticed that your salary slip mentions a certain amount being deducted from your salary as the PF contribution. The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) scheme was introduced for the benefit of employees so that they can save up for their retirement. Contributions are made towards each individual’s PF account by the employer as well as the employee. The sum can be availed, with interest, on retirement.

If you wish to know how much you have accumulated in your PF account, you can do so through the online EPF portal. Read further to learn how to register yourself on the EPF portal using your UAN number or change your password for account.

How to create a UAN account on the EPF Portal

First and foremost, you will have to register yourself on the EPF portal using the UAN number. You can get your UAN number from your employer or from the portal. Follow the steps given below to activate and create an account on the portal:

  • Visit https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/.
  • Under the ‘Our Services’ dropdown menu, click on ‘For Employees’.
  • On the redirected page, you will find boxes with links for different services and information. In the box with the heading ‘Services’, you can click on the link, ‘Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP)’.
  • The link will land you on the UAN portal. On the right-hand side, click on ‘Activate UAN’.
  • Next, enter the UAN, PF member ID, Aadhaar number, PAN, name, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail ID, and captcha code.
  • Then, click on ‘Get Authorization Pin’.
  • Enter the pin you receive on the mobile number you provided.
  • Click on the ‘I Agree’ checkbox and click on ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’.
  • A password will be sent to your mobile number that you can use to log in to your UAN account.

Change UAN password by logging into portal

Once you have created an account on the UAN website, you can either retain the same password or change it. Changing the password is simple. Follow the below-mentioned steps to do so:

  • Visit https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/.
  • Enter your UAN, password, and captcha code on the right-hand side to sign in to your account.
  • Click on ‘Sign in’.
  • After you log in, click on ‘Account’ and select ‘Change Password’.
  • Enter your current password. Under ‘New Password’ and ‘Confirm New Password’, enter the new password. Then, click on ‘Update’.

You will receive a pop-up message stating that the password has been successfully changed. Also, you will receive an SMS about the password change of your UAN account.

Ensure that the password you choose is 8 to 25 characters long with at least one special character.

Reset UAN password using OTP from registered mobile number

In case you have forgotten the password to your UAN account, you need not worry as you can reset it by following the procedure mentioned below:

  • Visit https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/.
  • Below the box that asks for your login details, there is a ‘Forgot Password’ link. Click on it.
  • On the redirected page, enter your UAN and then the captcha code.
  • Click on ‘Submit’.
  • On the redirected page, re-enter your UAN. Then, click on ‘Yes’ if you want to receive the OTP on the phone number registered. The first two and last two numbers of your phone number are visible below the option.
  • Next, enter the UAN once again for verification and then enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number.
  • In the next two blanks, enter your new password with 8 to 25 characters including at least one special character.
  • Click on ‘Submit’.

You can now use your new password to login to your UAN account on the UAN website. And also Bankbazaar provides all the information about UAN Login, UAN Activation & Registration.

Reset UAN password using OTP from new mobile number

If you are not using the mobile number that is registered with your UAN account, you can change the number and then reset your password. Here’s how:

  • Visit https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/.
  • Similar to the previous procedure, click on the ‘Forgot Password’ link mentioned on the right-hand side of the web page.
  • On the next page, you will have to enter your UAN and the captcha code.
  • Then, click on ‘Submit’.
  • Re-enter your UAN on the redirected page and click on the option ‘No’ since you do not want to receive the OTP on your currently registered phone number.
  • Now, for verification purposes, you will have to enter details such as your name, gender, date of birth, and KYC details.
  • Click on ‘Verify’ so that the KYC document details can be verified.
  • Once the details are verified, you can enter the new mobile number that you would like to register with your account.
  • Now, request for the OTP to be sent to your newly registered number.
  • Once you enter the OTP and it is verified, you can reset your password.
  • Similar to the procedure above, you will have to enter the new password in the two blanks provided.
  • Click on ‘Submit’.

Thus, your new mobile number is registered on the portal and your password is reset. You can easily log in to your UAN account using your UAN and new password.

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