If you have a foreign passport, first check your eligibility to use the Individual Auto RegistrationExternal Link online application.
You are eligible to apply for a TFN using this service if you are:
Visit the Australia Post office locatorExternal Link to find a retail outlet near you where you can present your identity documents.
Follow these three simple steps:
Step 1. Online form
Complete the online formExternal Link
Step 2. Print summary
After submitting your application, print your application summary – you will need it for Step 3.
Step 3. Australia Post interview
Visit the Australia Post office locatorExternal Link to find a participating retail outlet near you. To complete your application, you must attend an interview to present your proof of identity documents within 30 days.
You can either book an appointment or simply attend a participating Australia Post retail outlet for an interview. Bookings are not essential.
Don’t forget to take your printed application summary as well as original proof of identity documents to your interview.
For other ways to register refer to:
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