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  • Permanent migrants or temporary visitors to Australia – online tax file number (TFN) application or enquiry

    You can only complete this application if you are a permanent migrant or temporary visitor who is actually in Australia. You must also be either:

    • a working holiday-maker
    • a New Zealander and you are automatically granted a visa on arrival
    • an overseas student and your visa has been amended to allow you to work
    • a person with a valid visa allowing you to stay in Australia indefinitely
    • a person with a valid visa with work rights.

    To apply, see Permanent migrants or temporary visitors - Apply onlineExternal Link.


    If you do not meet this criteria – for example, you are an Australian citizen – you cannot apply for a TFN using the online application. You may apply using TFN application for individuals.

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    Further information

    If you need more information about TFNs, see Tax file number essentials.

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    Last modified: 22 Jan 2015QC 17252