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How to Change/Reset Forgot UAN/EPFO Login Password | EPF Passbook Password Reset

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If you want to login into your UAN account but have forgotten your UAN/EPF password then you can reset it and create a new password anytime. In this article, you will get all the step-by-step procedures to Reset/ Retrieve/ Change the UAN password.

In our previous post, we explained the EPF KYC approval process and now you will see the whole process of retrieving your lost UAN login password.

A UAN password is important to manage your PF account also to see the passbook online you must have a UAN number and Password with you. But if you have lost your password you will not be able to check the UAN passbook online so with the help of the steps given hereunder you can do EPFO password reset/change online anytime.


Format to Create New UAN Password

Before starting the process of resetting the UAN/PF account password you must know how to create it and what should be the correct format of the password.

The length of the password must be a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 20 characters. In which minimum of 4 alphabets(1 must be small and 1 must be a capital letter), 2 numeric digits and 1 special character must be included



Methods to EPFO Password Change/Reset

Method 1: EPF Password Change using OTP on Registered Mobile Number

Method 2: UAN Password Reset Without OTP on Registered Mobile Number

Method 1: – Reset Forgot EPFO Login Password/EPF Passbook Password With Registered Mobile Number

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  • On the next page you have to enter “UAN Number”
  • Enter Captcha Code and click on “Submit”
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  • Now your UAN number and Registered Mobile number will be shown on the screen
  • Now choose weather you want OTP to be sent on your above registered number or not
  • Click on “Yes” if you have registered mobile number available to you
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  • Enter the OTP sent on your mobile number
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  • On the next page you have to create new UAN Login Password and enter it twice
  • Click on “Submit” and EPF/UAN Password changed message will be displayed on the screen

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Method 2: UAN Password Reset Without OTP on Registered Mobile Number

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  • Now enter your “UAN Number” and Captcha Code
  • Click on “Submit” button
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  • Now on the next screen choose “No” if you do not have your registered mobile number with you
  • But if your Aadhaar is not linked with your UAN then you will get error that “Your UAN is not linked with Aadhaar”
  • Then, firstly complete the process of UAN Aadhar link and do your eKYC then only you can move to the next step
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  • Now on the next step enter your details like your Name, Date of Birth (D.O.B) and Gender (As per your Aadhaar Card)
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  • Enter Captcha Image Code and your 16 digits Aadhaar Number
  • Enter Your Mobile Number which is linked with your Aadhaar Card
  • Click on “Get OTP”
  • Now enter the OTP received on your mobile number
  • Now fill the Captcha image code
  • After verifying Captcha code you can now create new UAN password
  • Enter the new created password again and click on “Submit”
  • Now your Password for UAN Login and UAN Passbook Login has been changed successfully.

In this method, you can reset your EPFO/UAN Login password using your Aadhaar Card details. You must have a mobile number with you that is linked to your Aadhaar. If you do not have a number linked with Aadhaar then you can Book Aadhaar Appointment Slot Online and can register your mobile number with your Aadhaar. Then after you can download the Aadhaar online and can use it.

Steps to UAN Password Change after Logged into UAN/PF Account

  • Go to EPFO/UAN Portal https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
  • Login into your acccount using UAN Number, Password and Captcha Code
  • Now click on “Account” option
  • Click on “Change Password”
  • On the next page, enter your old password
  • Create new password and enter it twice and click on “Update”
  • Your password is changed and now you can login to your account with new password


How can I get my EPF password?

If you have lost or forgot your EPF password then you can follow the steps given in the article for EPFO password change/reset online. In this, you have to go to EPFO’s official website and on the login page you have to click on “Forgot Password” and then you can do PF password change easily.

How can I get a UAN password without a mobile number?

If you do not have your registered mobile number which is linked with your UAN account then you can get your UAN password with the help of your Aadhaar details. But for this, you must have completed your KYC with EPFO.
Then by entering your Aadhaar details you can get your EPFO Password. Follow the step by step guide given in the article to get your UAN password without a mobile number

What is UAN and password?

UAN (Universal Account Number) is allotted by EPFO. To access your PF account you need your UAN number and Password. Then only you can enter your account and manage your account.

What is EPF Passbook Password?

If you want to view your EPFO passbook online then you have to visit EPFO official website and go to the Passbook section to view your passbook. But before this, you need your UAN number and Password to login into the portal. The EPF Passbook Password is the same as EPFO Login Password. If you do not remember your EPF passbook password then follow the steps mentioned in the article to recover or reset your UAN password.

How to know my UAN number of EPF account?

Visit https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/ and click on “Know your UAN”. Enter your registered mobile number linked with EPF, then Captcha Code and click on “Request OTP”. Enter OTP and you will get your UAN number.

Final Words

We hope this guide helped you in changing and resetting your lost or forgot EPFO Password. If you find difficulty at any step you can call EPFO customer care number 1800118005 also you can comment below for further help.


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