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.

Attention

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.

End of further information
Last modified: 22 Jan 2015QC 17252