How to apply for Australian tax file number (TFN) – Foreign passport holders

Foreign passport holders, permanent migrants and temporary visitors – TFN application ( Apply Online)

You can apply for a tax file number online if you meet these three conditions:

  1. You are a foreign passport holder, permanent migrant or temporary visitor.
  2. You are already in Australia.
  3. Your visa is one of the following:
    > a permanent migrant visa
    > a visa with work rights
    > an overseas student visa
    > a visa allowing you to stay in Australian indefinitely (including New Zealanders automatically granted a visa on arrival).

To apply online you must have a valid passport or relevant travel documents.

Do not send your passport or identification documents to them– they will verify your identity with the Department of Home Affair’s records.

Even though they have mention 28 days in their website ,Usually within 14 to 20 days, they will send your TFN to the Australian address you give to them on your application.

Click here to go to the official government site to apply.

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