How do I apply for TFN – Tax File Number

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

  • You are a foreign passport holder, permanent migrant or temporary visitor.
  • You are already in Australia.
  • 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).

You can apply for your tax file number here: https://iar.ato.gov.au/IARWeb/default.aspx?pid=4&sid=1&outcome=1

  • You must be in Australia to use this online application process.
  • During this application process, checks will be made with DIBP to verify that you have:
    a valid permanent migrant visa
    a valid visa with work rights
    a valid overseas student visa
    a valid visa allowing you to stay in Australia indefinitely.

You will need following:

Your Personal Details, Passport, VISA, travel document details, address, phone.

For more details visit: https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/tax-file-number/apply-for-a-tfn/