Tax file number – application or enquiry for individuals living outside Australia
If you are a foreign resident for tax purposes, you can apply for a tax file number (TFN) by downloading and completing the form Tax file number - application or enquiry for individuals living outside Australia (NAT 2628, PDF, 338kB).
The tests we use to determine your residency status for tax purposes are not the same as those used by other Australian agencies for other purposes, such as immigration.
For detailed information about residency, visit International tax essentials
If you are a permanent migrant or temporary visitor to Australia, refer to Permanent migrants and temporary visitors - online tax file number (TFN) application or enquiry
If you are an Australian resident for tax purposes, refer to Australian residents – TFN application
Last modified: 14 Oct 2016QC 27136