Forgot UAN Number: Find Your UAN Online

EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organization) makes our lives easier by letting us view all our PF details from previous and current companies in one place. You need a unique 12-digit number to access the EPFO portal. It is also known as the UAN number. The UAN number is allotted to all government and private employees. Your UAN number remains the same if you change jobs within the same company or from one company to another. The UAN number remains the same for you, and it can’t be changed. You can easily reset your UAN number online if you have forgotten it. Here are some ways to recover forgotten UAN numbers online. 

Ways To Recover Forgot UAN Number Online

  • The first thing you can do is to contact HR of your company to know about your UAN as most of the employer have the employee UAN number details.
  • Secondly, you can check your payslips for the UAN number.
  • Lastly, you can miss call on 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number and in a minute you will get your UAN number through SMS.

On EPFO’s official website, you can recover the UAN number. Then, you need to activate your account by providing all the account details. Here’s a step-by-step guide for the same.

Steps To Recover Forgot Universal Account Number (UAN) Online

  1. First of all, visit the official EPFO website and click on Know Your UAN number.

2. Now, enter your ten digits mobile number linked with your EPFO account.

3. Now verify your mobile number with OTP and click on Submit tab.

4. After that, you need to enter your name and date of Birth. Choose anyone from Aadhaar, PAN Card, or Member ID in the next section. After entering all the required, click on Show Mu UAN.

5. That’s It! You have successfully recovered your UAN number, and a popup will come on your screen along with your UAN number. Just take a screenshot or write it down anywhere for future reference.

Other Working Ways To Recover The Forgotten UAN Number

Give a Missed Call On 01122901406

All you need to do is give a missed call on 01122901406, and you will instantly receive an SMS from EPFO along with your UAN number.

Send an SMS To 7738299899

Open the Message app on your device, type EPFOHO UAN ENG, and send it to 7738299899. Make sure you have working validity and balance in your Sim card; otherwise, the message will not go to the sender. After sending the SMS within the next 1-3 minute, you will receive a message along with your UAN number.

Find UAN with PAN Card, Aadhar Number, PF Number

  1. Visit UAN Member Portal and click on Know your UAN tab.
  2. Now verify your number with OTP and after that, you will be asked to enter anyone details from PAN, Aadhaar, and Member ID.
  3. Simply enter the required details and you will get your UAN number.

Find UAN Through Payslip

Most payslip comes with PF Number, ESI number, and UAN Number. So you can check your payslip for the same. For example, if you got the UAN number, you can follow the above methods to know your UAN number.

How To Get UAN Number If I Don’t Have access to the registered mobile number?

All the above methods require a mobile number to get your UAN number. If you don’t have access to your registered mobile number, you can contact your employer or visit your nearby PF office in-person to know your UAN number. Make sure to take essential documents with you at that time.

How To Withdraw PF Money Without UAN?

To withdraw your PF money without a UAN, you must submit a physical application.
You must first download the Aadhaar-based new composite claim form or the non-Aadhaar composite claim form before you can submit the physical application. In addition, the composite claim form can be attested by any bank manager, a Gazetted Officer, or a Magistrate.
Once the forms are filled out, you must submit them to the EPFO office in your jurisdiction.

How To Check PF Balance With UAN Number?

If you have a UAN number, you can check the PF balance via SMS or missed call service.

Send an SMS from your registered mobile number to 7738299899 to check through SMS. SMS format is ‘EPFOHO UAN’. EPFO will reply to the SMS with the beneficiary’s PF balance.

Alternatively, dial 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number to know your PF balance.


So it was the post about How to recover a forgotten UAN number online. I mentioned all the working ways that will help you quickly know your UAN number. Apart from this, if you have any other queries or doubts, please ask us in the comment section, and we would love to answer them.

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  1. My name is kiran bapurao kempanar, I was worked in domestic call centre at pune, Maharashtra. That company name is ” Andromeda marketing pvt ltd. ” Before 2009 nd today 2022, so i know about that so long time,,, but also visited at pune epf office, but cant get any info,,
    So plz anyone help me, I lost my EPF number, UAN num any details,,, and also not withdraw any amount of EPF account. …

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  3. From 2017 – 2018 (1 year) I worked in a financial company and had a EPF cuttings for 1 year with my registered company. After 2018 I resigned my job and didn’t worked in any other company as I was busy with my freelance works. And its been 3 years I forgot about my UAN and Now as I am following step by step process to know my UAN registered number their was an SMS receiving my mobile wasn’t registered with any UAN Number May I know what I can do further and help out from this problem. Plz email

  4. My husband got VRS in 2000 at the age of 40. Now he is 61. Still date we didn’t apply for EPFS. When we start to apply they ask UAN number. In 2000 this process was not there. Now the company also closed. We can’t get signature from HR. What we want to do to get Pension from EPF?
    Kindly help us in this matter.

  5. I have change my previous no , that was linked with my p.f.. at present I m suffering that my u a n no forget. Any person can help me. 8961186839

  6. I applied three time to avail my pf but no success. I really don’t know what went wrong? Now it has been 9 years and I have change my mobile number, forgot UAN number and change the city. How can I get my pf please help.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Kartika. Thanks for letting us know that our article helped you to find the uan number.