Provident Fund is an essential part of savings for the future. This fund helps in creating a retirement fund but the benefits of the Provident fund is that you not only save for retirement but you can also use this money to buy a house or any other major expense like child’s marriage or child’s education. There was a time when the government used to manage the Provident Fund manually but all the process has now been automated.
Employee Provident Fund Organization or EPFO is the central agency which takes care of Provident Fund and compliance related to the provident fund. To digitalize the process, Universal Account Number or the UAN was introduced and this became a common linkage between all the Provident Fund Account a person ever held.
Follow the steps mentioned below to login to the EPFO Portal.
Now, you are in your UAN account and you can avail of the services that you want.
UAN made it easy to transfer the PF or withdraw PF online. In addition to this, UAN also made it possible to check the Provident Fund Balance in real time. All these services are delivered to the people via EPFO Member Portal. You need to simply Login to EPFO Member Portal to avail any of these services.
The link for the member portal is – https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
The link mentioned above can be used by the Employees to access their account but the link can’t be used by the employer to log in to the organization’s account. Just like the member portal, there is an employer portal which provides all the services to the Employer. Below is the link for central EPF Portal which can be used to access the Employer Portal of EPFO
The link for the EPF Portal is – https://epfindia.gov.in/site_en/
Apart from this portal, you can use the mobile application to avail all the services that are available on EPFO Portal. Umang Application is now available on all smartphones which let you access all the services on mobile.
Read along to know about the different functions of the EPF Portal along with the steps to avail these services.
UAN Member Portal is the central portal which helps the members in availing all the services. The members are not just the employee but the employers are also considered to be the members. There are several benefits of the UAN Member Portal for the employee as well as the employer. Here is a list of services that can be availed via employee and employer with help of the UAN Member Portal. This is also known as EPF Online Portal and hence do not get confused when someone uses other terms for the UAN Member Portal.
UAN Member Portal. You do not require any details for this and you can simply check the status by logging in to your UAN Account
As you know that Member Portal of UAN is the central portal which offers all sort of services to the employees. The portal is enough to take up any job for the employee and if you are wondering what all services are now available through Member Portal of UAN then here is the long list of services mentioned below.
With help of the Member portal, you can see all the past request that you ever put in. The records are maintained from the start of time and these records would have the list of PF number, the list of transfer requests along with the list of withdrawal requests. The portal would also display the name of previous companies where the employee worked along with the date of joining and the last working day.
UAN Portal offers numerable benefits to the employee and we have listed some of the benefits it offers. In addition to this, the government is working day and night to offer more services to the people with help of the new UAN Portal
As mentioned earlier, the UAN came as a blessing not only for the employee but also for the employer. Let us now look at the benefits offered by the new UAN portal to the employers.
So UAN Member portal would allow you to login to your Provident Fund account once you have completed the registration. You must note that registering the UAN or activating UAN are the same thing. Once that is done, here is how you can log in to your Member Porta of UAN
It must be noted that after setting your new password, you need to wait 6 hours before you access your Passbook as the system takes 6 hours after a password change to reconcile. During this time, you will be able to login to the UAN portal but you will not be able to access the passbook.
The employer can log in to the Members Portal and avail various services available to them. To log in to the employer portal, the authorized person should have the username and password to the portal. In addition to this, the organization should be registered on the employer’s portal.
The link for the EPFO Employer Login portal is – https://unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in/epfo/
If you are an employer then you can visit the page mentioned above and simply log in to the portal using your credentials. You will then be redirected to the dashboard of the portal and you can avail of any of the required services from EPF Employer Login.
Earlier there were a lot of dependencies on the employer for the UAN registration. The process was also very complicated as it required a lot of documentation. This usually caused a long delay in the UAN allotment. Something had to be done to make it a lot simpler so the EPFO made a provision for the employees to register their UAN all by themselves. The employee just needed their PAN card and Aadhaar Card to register for UAN online. Within seconds, the UAN Number can be generated which can help the employee as well as the employer.
Some of the benefits of self UAN Registration includes
Unlike the old days, registering on the UAN portal is not a herculean task anymore. The process has been simplified to such an extent that a person can register himself on the UAN portal even without looking at the steps. Anyways, here are the brief steps of registering on the UAN Member Portal.
It should be noted that the user ID for the employee would be the UAN number and the password was set in the last step. The employee needs to keep these details very safely with him so as to avoid misuse or any sort of inconvenience in future. However, if you can’t remember your UAN or your Password then you can find your UAN by navigating to Check UAN Status Link and the Password can be reset by simply using the forget password wizard.
If you know your UAN then the first step to login to the process is to activate the UAN. This is only a one time process and it needs to be done before the first login. This process helps you in creating your first password. After the activation, the password is sent to you on your mobile and you can change the password during the consecutive logins. Without activating UAN, you will not be able to avail any service. Here is how you can activate your UAN.
Here are the steps for UAN Activation.
Most of the process for the UAN Related services are now available online. In such a case, you need to have your UAN Number with you. This is not all, your UAN number should also be activated and if it is not active, then you can certainly activate your UAN number from the EPFO Website.
There are times when you might not be aware of the activation status of the UAN Number. In such a case, EPFO Member Portal offers you with the facility to verify the UAN Status through online medium. If you are also not sure whether your UAN is active or not then do not worry as here is the process to check the UAN Status through an online EPFMember Portal.
The process is not only helpful in checking the UAN status but the process can also be used to retrieve your UAN Number. You don’t even need your PF number to retrieve your UAN Number. You can do so by Aadhaar Number or PAN number if these details are linked to the UAN. If these details are not linked to the UAN then you will have to use the PF number to fetch these details.
If your UAN is not active then you can activate your UAN with help of the EPFO Member Portal. Also, if your UAN is active but you do not remember the password then you can go ahead and reset the password for your UAN.
There was a time when it used to take over 45 days to get the EPF Claim. This could have been a major problem for the people as they had to go through several rounds of verification and they also had a lot of problem in submitting the form at first place.
The PF Withdrawal form was the length and the process was tough. But since last year all these things changed. It became possible to claim the EPF through online medium and do you know that you can receive the money in your bank account in just 5 days? Surprising, isn’t it? It might be surprising but this is true. There are a few conditions that should be met before you can actually get the claim money in 5 days. Let us now look at the pre-requisites for getting the EPF Claim in 5 days.
If you meet these conditions then you can simply use your UAN Login details to login to your UAN Account. Once that is done, you can go ahead and fill in the claim form. The process is quite simple and user friendly. In the later stages, you will have to submit the form. Your job ends here but do ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria to withdraw PF. Once everything is done, the form will be sent for the verification.
Now, the wait starts and you just need to wait for 5 working days. Within this time, your EPF Amount will be transferred to your bank account digitally. The process is really simple and it has been made really quick. People do not have to wait for months now to get hold of EPF Money. This has encouraged more people to invest in EPF and the interest rate on the savings are high which again triggers the interest of people in investing in EPF.
So, if you have not yet linked the Aadhaar card to EPF then you may want to link it today. Why wait for the retirement day to link the Aadhaar card with the EPF Account. EPF may take a couple of days for the verification of your Aadhaar Number and hence that may cause a delay if you do not link your Aadhaar number to your EPF Account before withdrawing your funds.
There was a time when transferring the EPF was not possible. Every time you switch a job, youhad to create a new EPF Account. With the launch of UAN, the process was simplified and you didn’t have to create a new EPF Account every time. You could have simply transferred the EPF with a simple UAN Number.
During the first few initial years, the process was based offline and you had to submit the offline application for the transfer of EPF. This was later changed again and the EPFO made provision for the online transfer. The good part about this is that the request doesn’t reach the old employer. This request just needs to be validated by the new employer for the transfer to be complete.
Before you start the transfer, you may have a question that why should you really transfer the EPF and why can’t you close the account and withdraw your EPF.
We will answer this question by listing out the advantages of transferring the EPF. Below are all the advantages.
So, you would have seen that it is actually better to transfer the EPF to the new account. If you would like to know the procedure of transferring the EPF there below is the process.
This request number should be kept safely and you need to ensure that you do not misplace this number. In addition to this, also ensure that you have filled the details correctly. The request will be forwarded to the new employer for verification. Once the verification is done, the amount will be transferred from the old account to the new account.
The process takes just about 2 working days after the request has been approved by the employer and hence there is no wait time. The EPF amount along with the pension amount is transferred to your new EPF Account.
As you know that it is possible to transfer the EPF through the online medium from one account to another but do you know that you can also transfer the EPF through the offline medium. This is certainly possible but the process is a little complicated and time consuming. If you do not have the Mobile Number linked to the UAN Number then you would have to take this offline router.
To help you, we have listed the process to transfer the EPF through the online process and the process is listed below
You will receive a message after the transfer is complete. In addition to this, we would recommend you to activate your UAN as this can ease off the process for you. You can transfer the PF without any problem and you will not have to run from one employer to another. Also, you will be able to track the claim online if you are putting in the request through online medium.
Some of the employers may submit the transfer form to EPFO on your behalf after you submit the form to the old employer for the verification and hence check about the same with your former employer.
Withdrawing EPF is an important part of the EPF System and without this, there is actually no use of the system. The good part is that the procedure to withdraw the funds are now easy and you do not really have to run from pillar to post to withdraw your EPF. Just like the transfer process, the process of withdrawal of PF Funds is based online. You can fill in the request online if you meet the eligibility criteria for the withdrawal.
Before we move on to the withdrawal process, we will first talk about the eligibility criteria to withdraw EPF.
This was all about the eligibility criteria for the withdrawal of EPF. In addition to this, you can also go ahead and withdraw the EPF through online process. The good news for you here is that the amount can be credited to your account in 5 working days if your Aadhaar Number is linked to the EPF Account. Here is how you can withdraw the Funds for yourself.
It should be noted that your KYC should be completed and you should have entered your Bank Account details before starting the process. In addition to this, your UAN should also be in an active state.
As you know that you can use the Members portal to make transfer and withdrawal request. It is also possible to track the status of these claims through the member’s portal. This can be done in real time and you do not have to call the EPFO to check the status now. Here is how you can check the PF Claim Status online.
This was all about the EPFO member portal and its services. It is certainly a great initiative by EPFO as it adds transparency to the system. In addition to this, it also cuts down the lead times for every service.
Just like other services, EPFO website also offers you with the option to track the status of the request through online medium. Here, we have listed the process to track the claim status through the online medium. Here is how you can do it.
This was the process to check the status of the claim request through online medium. In case of any issue, feel free to escalate or email the EPFO team about your query.
We have already talked about checking the EPF status Online but what if the person doesn’t have the access to online details. In such a case, you can restrict yourself to the offline process to verify the status of the claim. To check the status of the Claim, you can follow either of the two methods.
It can be a little difficult to check the status of the claim through the offline process and hence we would recommend you to opt for the online method to check the status.
With help of the UAN portal, it is now possible to check the EPF balance online. The process has added a lot of transparency to the system and the employee can now track the PF balance as and when required. This helps in planning for the future as well. Another advantage, in this case, is that the employee can ensure that the provident fund amount is deposited on monthly basis.
There are many ways to check EPF balance through the online medium and one of the easiest way to check the EPF balance is through the Missed Call Facility. This is right, just like other banks, EPFO also offers a facility to check the balance of the EPF Account through a missed call. Do you know how to check PF Balance? Well, if you do not know the process then do not worry as here is the process for the same.
So to check EPF Balance, you just need to give a missed call on 011-2290 1406. The call will automatically be disconnected after a couple of rings and once the call is disconnected, you will receive your balance on your mobile phone via message. It should be noted that your mobile number should be registered with your UAN for this service to work.
It is not just Missed Call that can help you in checking the balance of your account but you can also check the EPF Balance with help of the SMS service. To check the balance, you can send the following message to 77382 99899
Text Message – EPFOHO UAN ENG
Once this message is delivered, you will receive another text with the details of your balance in your PF Account.
We have already listed the ways to check the PF Balance through SMS and Missed Call Service, however, you can also check the PF Balance through the UAN Number with help of the Online Portal. Below are the steps to check the PF Balance through the UAN Number.
The Employee Portal helps you in checking the balance and it also helps you in downloading your passbook. The passbook gives you a bifurcation of the amount deposited every month on behalf of you. In addition to this, the passbook also gives a bifurcation of the employers share and the pension fund amount.
The passbook is available in the PDF format which can be downloaded and printed for your use.
Here is the process of downloading the EPF Balance Passbook.
It should be noted that the employer’s contribution is split into two parts and one part goes to the PF account while the other goes to the pension fund. Another point to be noted is that if you changed the password of your member’s portal then you will only be able to access your Passbook after 6 hours from the password reset.
Since last few years, it is mandatory to update the KYC details in all the accounts. This is true for a bank account, phone number and other such services. As per the notification, it is also mandatory for the people to update the KYC Details on the EPF Account. Without updating KYC, it is technically impossible to avail the services such as withdrawing funds and transferring EPF.
If the KYC details are updated, you can also go ahead and escalate the issues if there is a delay in submission of EPF by the company. Moreover, EPFO also sends the notification about the amount deposited in your account but this only happens if the UAN Account is KYC Compliant. Hence, it is better to upload your KYC Details on your EPF Account then to suffer later.
To begin with, we will first share the list of documents that can be used to update the KYC on your EPF Account.
These documents include
You can use any of these documents to upload your KYC details. Now, let us talk about the process of uploading KYC Details on EPF Member Portal. The process is listed below and you can follow the same.
This was the process to upload your KYC details on EPF website and the process is indeed simple. You do not even have to upload the photo of the document as this is verified digitally with the department. If your account is not KYC Compliant yet then you must go ahead and do it right away.
As per the old procedure, you had to go through several documents on the first day with your new employer to get a UAN Number and a PF Number for yourself. This involved a lot of paperwork and it took a lot of time as well. Well, do you know that this is a thing of past as you do not have to go through that sort of documentation anymore? Now, you may question us that Why and how has the process been changed?
Well, for your information, the EPFO has now rolled out a new process where the employee can generate his UAN Number by himself before even joining the organization. All the employers are now encouraging this practice because this new process has reduced the paperwork formalities for the employee as well employer.
Moreover, the process to generate the UAN number is quite simple and all this process is an online process. This means that you do not have to send any hard copy of the documents to anyone. There is one pre-requisite of this process and the pre-requisite is that you need to have an Aadhaar card with you and the Aadhaar card should have phone number linked to it.
If you meet the above pre-requisite then you can look at the process listed below to generate your UAN Number.
This UAN Number can be shared with the employer and this will ease off the process for you as well as the employer. You must already be aware of the benefits of UAN. Hence, create your UAN before joining an organization for the first time.
If you already have a UAN then this process will not work for you as you can only have 1 UAN number for an Aadhaar number. It is just like Aadhaar number and hence no one can have more than 1 UAN number. If you already have a UAN Number then you need to share that number with your employer and you can transfer the corpus from your old PF account to the new PF account using this UAN.
We can’t really emphasise on the importance of linking the Aadhaar card with your UAN. The process is really important and you must not miss the process. Not linking your Aadhaar card to the portal can have several consequences. One such consequence can be that you might not be allowed to avail any service on the EPF Member Portal. This includes the transfer or withdrawal of PF. In such a case, don’t you think that it would be a wise decision to link the Aadhaar card to your UAN?
Moreover, the process is based online and it would not take more than two minutes.The only pre-requisite here is that you must have the mobile number linked to the Aadhaar number. If that is done, you can easily validate your Aadhaar Number and link your Aadhaar number with the UAN Number. If the account is not linked then you will have to follow the offline procedure.
This was the process to link the Aadhaar number to UAN Number. If in case, you face any issue with the process or if you are stuck at any step then you can also get in touch with the EPFO and they will help you out. If you are not able to receive the OTP for the Aadhaar then it is better to get in touch with the Aadhaar helpline.
However, as mentioned earlier, if your phone number is not linked to the Aadhaar number then you will have to opt for the offline verification of Aadhaar number. This process can take more than 15 days. If you still wish to opt for the online process then you may first update your Aadhaar card with the phone number and then you can link your UAN to the Aadhaar number. This process is a lot quicker and easy to follow.
You might already be aware of the fact that you need to link the Aadhaar card with the UAN Number. Also, if you need, you can follow this process online. It not only saves your time but it also saves you from the pain of the offline process. However, there is one challenge in following the online process. This challenge is that you need to have the mobile number linked to the Aadhaar number to opt for the online verification.
It is mandatory to have the mobile number linked to the Aadhaar number because you receive the OTP for authenticating the link. If this is not done then you have an option to link the Aadhaar number to the UAN number through the offline medium. Here, we have shared the offline process to link the Aadhaar card to EPF Account or UAN Number.
This is how you can link the Aadhaar card to your EPF account. If you do not have an Aadhaar card then you will have to wait for your Aadhaar card first as you can’t use the enrolment ID here to link the Aadhaar card to the UAN Number. Also, it is mandatory to link the Aadhaar card to the UAN number and hence ensure that you have done this if you are planning to change your job or else you will find it difficult to withdraw or transfer your EPF.
You might want to know that many times, the HR executive of your employer can help you in linking the Aadhaar number to the UAN Number. You can approach the HR for the same and this will actually eliminate the need of visiting the EPFO to get the Aadhaar Seeding Form and Visiting the office to submit this form.
Just like Aadhaar card, you would have to link your PAN Card with EPF. This not only serves the purpose of the KYC Verification but it also serves the purpose of ensuring that you receive the tax benefits that you are entitled to. Again,to begin with, you need to have your UAN Number and the PAN Number to link the two.
If you have your PAN Number handy with you then we can tell you how to link your PAN Number to the UAN Number or EPF Account via online process. It would not take more than 5 minutes to complete this linkage but it would certainly help you in future.
Also, as per the standard rule, EPF deducts 10% of TDS if you withdraw your funds before 5 years. In addition to this, you might not be aware of the fact that this amount can reach as high as 34.608% if your PAN Card is not linked to the EPF Account. Both these cases are valid for the corpus above Rs 50,000. If the amount is below Rs 50,000 then no TDS will be deducted.
Below is the process to link the PAN Card with the EPF Account and you can follow the process as it is listed below. We have also shared the links to the page and hence you would not have a hard time in finding the correct links.
After the verification, the PAN Card will be linked to your EPF Account. You do not have to track the status of the PAN Card and you do not have to worry about anything. Linking the PAN Card with EPF account will ensure that the correct amount of TDS is deducted from EPF if you withdraw your funds before 5 years.
As you know that if you withdraw your EPF Savings before 5 years, you will have to pay the TDS on the amount if the amount is greater than Rs 50,000. The TDS could be higher than 30% if your PAN Card is not linked with the EPF Account. EPFO has provided facility to link the PAN Card with the EPF Account via online medium but there are some people who would like to use the offline procedure.
This could also be because of the problems such as their mobile number is not linked to the UAN. This disables the user from getting the OTP on the mobile and hence they can’t activate their UAN Account. In such a case, the user need might need to link the phone number first. But what if it is urgent to link the PAN Card with EPF Account? Well, there is a way out and the procedure can be followed through an offline medium as well.
Here, we have shared the details to link the PAN Card with EPF Account through offline mode and this should help you in getting the job done.
Through the offline medium, it can again take about 2 weeks to get the PAN Number linked with the EPF Account but be assured, that this will be linked after submitting the application and you would not have to worry about the high TDS Deduction during the EPF Withdrawal. This was all about linking the PAN Card via EPF and if your UAN Account is active then we would really recommend you to link the two with the online process.
With help of your UAN Number and UAN Login Details, you can also download your UAN Card. Do you know what does the UAN Card Contains? Also, do you know the use of this UAN Card? Well, if you are not aware of all these things then do not worry as we have listed all this information here and in addition to this, we have also listed the process to download the UAN Card.
We will first talk about the process to download the UAN card and then we will talk about the details it has.
This was the process to print the UAN Card which is issued by EPFO. Now, let us talk about the details that the card has. This will help you in understanding what this card is all about. Following are the details on the card
This was all about the UAN Card and in case of any discrepancy in the data displayed on UAN Card, you can simply go ahead and contact the EPFO. The data will be corrected as per the records submitted by you.
You would already be aware of the fact that EPFO offers the Interest on your savings in the EPF and this is where you get to notice the true power of compounding. The interest rate that is applicable to the EPF is much higher than the several saving schemes that are offered by the bank.
Do you know how often is the interest rate revised by the government? Well, this interest rate is revised every quarter depending on the market condition and the gains made by EPFO. You might also be interested in knowing the interest rates and well, for the year 2017-2018, the interest rates are 8.55%. For the previous years, these interest rates were higher and they were 8.65%.
The decision to set the interest rate is taken by the board of trustees in the board meetings and it is communicated to the people in a press release. As per a trend analysis, it is noticed that the interest rate in EPF is falling since last few years but it is still towards a higher end. We have already shared the rate of interest for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 but do you know that interest rate was at 8.8% in the year2015-2016.
You might also want to know the constituents of the Board of Directors who take this decision. For your information, the board includes representatives of trade union, representatives of employers, representative of central government and representative of state government. Once the decision has been taken for the revision of the interest rate, the decision is validated by the finance minister before it has been finalized for the people.
This fall in interest rate usually discourages the people to invest in the same but there are many people who still love to invest more in EPF as the scheme is safe and it offers higher returns when compared to the many other schemes that are available in the market.
The lowest interest rate in Indian history had been 3% and this was from the year 1952 to the year 1955. The highest rate had been 12% and this was from the year 1989 to the year 2000. You can also check the history of the interest rate from the inception of the EPFO and to check the history of the interest rate, visit https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_docs/PDFs/MiscPDFs/InterestRate_OnPFAccumulationsSince1952.pdf
n past, it had been quite difficult to track the status of the pension payments but this all has changed since the launch of a new portal https://mis.epfindia.gov.in. This portal can be used to check the status of the pension payments and you can simply check the details with help of the order number or even the bank account number. There are many other services offered by the website but here, we are specifically going to talk about the status to check the pension status.
If you are not aware of the pension number then do not worry as you can simply find the PPO number from the website. Here is the process to find the PPO Number for the pension.
You will now have the PPO Number. You can use this to know your Pension Status. With help of this portal, you can also make a PPO Enquiry or a Payment enquiry and the option for this is also given on the left side of the screen.
In case of issue with the payment of pension, you can get in touch with the EPFO office and they will certainly help you in resolving any type of query in regards to the pension payment.
It is also possible to get in touch with the Employee Provident Fund Organization to address any query or to seek help on any of the technical issues. In addition to this, you can also contact the EPFO Office for escalating any of the issues as they can help you in resolving any of the problems. Here are the contact details for getting in touch with EPFO
Contact Number – 1800 11 8005
This is the toll-free number for EPFO and you can them during the working days between 9:15 AM to 5:45 PM. There is usually no wait on the line so you would not have to wait for the agent to answer the call.
Email Address – firstname.lastname@example.org
While emailing the team, do not forget about mentioning your UAN number and your mobile number so that the team can get in touch with you if required.
Online Request – epfindia.gov.in
You can access the official website of EPFO by clicking on the link mentioned below.
Member Portal Link – https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
EPFO Website – https://epfindia.gov.in/site_en/
If you do not know your UAN Number then do not worry as it is easy to recover your UAN number with help of the Know the Status of UAN. If you are not sure about the process then simply go to the link mentioned below and follow the process. The UAN number along with the status will be shared with you through SMS. If the UAN is inactivated then simply activate the UAN.
Yes, you need to activate your UAN before logging in for the first time. The activation will allow you to set your password for the UAN which will basically help you in accessing your member’s portal every time. Follow the link mentioned below to activate your UAN
Member’s portal does not let you check the passbook as of now. You would have to access the EPFO Portal to check your passbook. In future, there is the probability that all these features would be integrated into one single website.
It is okay if your previous Provident Fund Number is not listed under your UAN. This usually happens when the amount from the last PF is transferred or withdrawn. If in case the funds are still parked in your old PF number then you must contact the UAN helpdesk.
It is possible for the members to correct the email id along with the contact number but you need to have the old mobile number with you in order to make any changes to the contact details as an OTP will be shared with you on your old mobile number. Without this OTP, you will not be able to change the Contact Details.
Yes, it is mandatory for you to be KYC Complaint or else you will not be able to avail services like PF withdrawal and PF transfer. To avail all these services, you need to be KYC Compliant. It would not take more than 2 minutes to register your KYC with the UAN.
All the general documents can be submitted for KYC Completion. The list includes your PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID Card, Bank Account Details, Driving Licence and Ration Card. You can simply submit a digital copy of these documents to complete your KYC registration.
Yes, your employee will get a notification about the withdrawal request or the PF Transfer Request. If in case you are putting in a PF transfer request then your new employee will get an intimation and the request will only be processed after their approval.
No, you can’t change your UAN even after you change your employer. This number would remain same throughout your life and all the PF numbers will be displayed under this UAN Number. You can have multiple PF numbers but you can have only one UAN Number and that remains same as your PAN number. When you change your employer, the new employer will add the new PF Number under the same UAN Number.
If in case you are stuck at any step then you can contact the UAN Helpdesk. The contact details for the UAN Helpdesk are mentioned above and you can contact them via phone or email. It is also possible for you to escalate an issue with help of the UAN Helpdesk.