Can uan number be created twice?

Asked by: Patricia Anderson  |  Last update: 29 June 2021
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Having 2 different UAN numbers for one employee is illegal and against the rules. If you move from one organization to another, you must get your PF account transferred as soon as possible.

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Herein, What should I do if I have 2 UAN number?

Procedure to deactivate or merge two UAN
  1. In case you have two UANs, the issue must be reported to the EPFO or the new employer.
  2. An email must be sent to uanepf@epfindia.gov.in. ...
  3. A verification will be conducted by the EPFO to resolve the issue.
  4. Once the verification is completed, the old UAN will be deactivated.


Also to know, How can I delete duplicate UAN number?. If you are already sure that your past UAN does not have the EPF linked to them, then you can mail your old UAN number along with recent UAN to your employer and to uanepf@epfindia.gov.in . They will verify your UAN's status and deactivate the old UAN.

Keeping this in consideration, Can we create a new UAN number?

In order to get a new UAN generated for the employee, the employer has to follow these steps: Login to EPF Employer Portal using the Establishment ID and password. Click on the “Register Individual” tab in the “Member” section. Enter the employee's details such as PAN, Aadhaar, bank details, etc.

Can a person have 2 PF accounts?

A member can have two pf accounts with single pan. Whenever a member switches job a new account number is given to that member. So, it is natural to have more than one account number with pan. But UAN will be same for all account numbers and you should also get it activated through your current employer.

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Can I work in a 2 company and have a 2 PF account?

It is not possible because you have to provide your Aadhaar number while opening of PF Account. In addition, UAN (Universal Account Number) is a must to link all your present, past and future pf accounts. So, you cannot have 2 pf active accounts.

What happens if I work for two companies?

Unless any of the employer specifically prohibits you from undergoing any other job whilst in full time employment with them which they normally do, it is perfectly legal for you to work for two employers. Let both the employer's individually deduct your Provident Fund contribution.

How can I know my old UAN number?

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

Can UAN no be changed?

The UAN is a 12-digit number allotted to an employee who is contributing to EPF. ... Please note that The universal account number remains same through the lifetime of an employee. It does not change with the change in jobs.

Can I hide my previous employer?

Can I hide my previous employer in my resume? The answer to your question is — yes, you can leave a previous employer off your resume. Whether you should do this depends on your circumstances and how you want to present yourself to people who read your resume.

Does UAN number get deactivated once PF is withdrawn?

The old UAN from which the funds are being transferred will be deactivated once the identification process is completed. The old EPF account will be linked to the new UAN once the UAN is automatically deactivated. The EPFO member will receive an SMS informing them of the old UAN's deactivation status.

How can I merge 2 UAN number?

To merge two existing EPFO accounts, the member must visit the EPFO website and under the “Services” tab, click on “One employee - One EPF account” button. On clicking the link, a form will open for consolidating multiple EPF accounts. The member must enter his mobile number registered on the UAN portal.

How can I remove previous employer from UAN?

you can not change employer details from your end. You cannot remove the Employer detail from your UAN account whether it is long term or short term . Employee doesn't have the right to do so.

How can I claim my 100% pf online?

The withdrawal process can be completed on the official website of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). You will need to enter the Universal Account Number (UAN) and password to login to the account.

How can I know my UAN number linked to bank account?

Go to the EPFO's Unified Member Portal for UAN related services. Select the 'Know your UAN status' option under the 'important links' section. You will be redirected to another page. Here you have to input details such as current member ID or EPF account number, name, date of birth, mobile phone number and email.

Can new employer create new UAN?

If you are Aadhaar details are updated and linked to your Previous UAN your employer cannot create a new UAN for you. The employer portal does not allow him to do so.

What should I do if I forget my UAN number?

Different ways to recover forgot UAN number

You can check for the UAN number from your pay-slips issued by the HR. Give a missed call to 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number. You will receive an SMS containing UAN details.

Is it possible to know previous employers with UAN number?

Originally Answered: Is it possible to know previous employers with UAN number ? New employers can see your previous employers through UAN because it has all information about previous employers. So it is better to get releasing from any company in a proper manner otherwise it can create problems in future.

How can I check my UAN status?

Step 1: Go the UAN Portal https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/ Step 2: Click on the tab 'Know your UAN Status'. The following page will appear.