hi, guys welcome to solution domain, it’s Vikram here. i wanted to withdraw my provident fund. As this is my first pf withdrawal, I only have my Universal account number and don’t have the password. so I thought to click on forgot password link, to get the password either by email or text message. but when I entered the Universal account number. captcha and clicked on the submit button, I got UAN is not active error what to do? let us see how to activate the Universal account number. type pf withdrawal in google and hit enter. click on the first link next click on activate UAN Here you can activate your universal account number by any one out of four options. but I am using UAN method to activate my universal account number enter other mandatory details like name, date of birth, mobile number and email id. enter the captcha and click on get authorization pin button. An OTP pin will be sent to your given mobile number. type the OTP pin corresponding to OTP ID. and click on validate OTP and activate UAN button. you will receive another message containing a password to sign in into your pf account next go to pf login page enter your UAN, password, and captcha to sign in. boom this is how I activated my UAN account number.