How To Update Or Correct EPF UAN Details Online Or Offline?

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How To Update Or Correct EPF UAN Details Online Or Offline?

Many people have this question of how to update or correct EPF UAN details online or offline.  There are changes that EPF members forget their password, or phone number or address or face some other issues with EPF UAN.  In such cases, they can update or correct EPF UAN details through online or offline.  Before getting started, let us know what EPF UAN is.  Universal Account Number or UAN is a unique 12 digit number given to each member of EPF.  It, in turn, contains multiple IDs allotted by an employer that will be tracked.

If you have joined a new company, you need to submit your UAN number to your employer.  At this current time, you can easily get UAN number from your employer.  This is because the allotment of UAN has been already started.  The main motive of providing the employees with a unique number is to provide access to them to see his/her profile and access the services like viewing profile, changing profile, download online passbook, or request for transfer.  Users need to create a login through the homepage of UAN and get those facilities.

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How to update or correct EPF UAN details online or offline?

If you wonder how to update or correct EPF UAN details online or offline you can do so by following the below-mentioned steps.  To make the updates and corrections easier to the employees, EPFO has introduced an online web portal in the name of EPF UAN Helpdesk.  We have listed out the simple steps of the process below.

Step 1

Go to EPFO Homepage and click on ‘For Employee’ present down in the page.

Step 2

On clicking on ‘For Employee’ link you will be redirected to a new page where you can see a list of options.

Step 3

In the list, find the link saying UAN Helpdesk and click on it.

Step 4

On clicking it, it will redirect to another page where you need to click on Member section to register as a member.

Step 5

On clicking it, you will again be redirected to the portal where you have to update or correct EPF UAN details online.

You need to selection problem type by clicking in the box.  The list of problems provided includes:

  1. To know the UAN in case you forget it
  2. To know password and mobile number if changed
  3. Incorrect details like name, father name, date of birth, Date of joining etc.
  4. If you have Passbook problem
  5. If you did not receive SMS during UAN activation
  6. If the details did not match during UAN activation
  7. To claim status (PF, Transfer, Pension etc)
  8. If Form-11 is pending/UAN linking pending with employer
  9. If KYC is pending with employer
  10. Others

Step 6

For instance, if you have changed your mobile number and want to retrieve the password to it, then you need to choose the second option, which opens up a new page where you need to fill in the details.

Step 7

On successful filling of details, you have to generate OTP which will be sent to your mobile number.

Step 8

Now, enter the OTP in the Enter OTP box to verify it.

Step 9

This will ultimately generate a reference ID for the request you generated.  This ID will be useful for your future reference.

This is how you update or correct the EPF UAN details in online mode.

How to update or correct EPF UAN Details in offline?

Just like there is a way to update or correct EPF UAN details online, there is an effective way to do so in offline as well.  We have listed out simple steps on how to update or correct EPF UAN details offline.

The offline method of correction or update involves meeting with the employer.

Step 1

You will need to submit the request to your employer along with some necessary documents.

Step 2

The employer after receiving the request and necessary docs will contact the concerned EPFO field office for update or change.

If you have changed in date of birth in EPF account, that could only be corrected by the previous employer.

If you still have any queries regarding the update or correction of EPF UAN details online or offline then you can call the toll-free number or inbox your queries to the official email id mentioned below.

Helpdesk Number: 18001-18005

Helpdesk Email Id: uanepf@epfindia.gov.in

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