TFN Application, how to apply?

A step by step guide for the TFN Application

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Who can apply for a TFN

A Tax File Number (TFN) is an individual or organizational identification number issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Your TFN remains consistent even if you relocate to a different state or country, undergo a name change, or switch employment positions.


Depending of your civil condition your application process and requirements can be different. In this page you are going to find all types of conditions and all the documents yo will need for getting your Tax File Number.

Different application profiles who can apply for a TFN

  • Australian citizens with an Australian passport
  • Australian residents
  • Foreign passport holders, permanent migrants and temporary visitors
  • People living outside Australia
  • Norfolk Island residents
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Requirements for Australian citizens with an Australia passport

(Application with myGovID beta):

  •  You must be 15 years old or older

  • You must have an Australian passport

  • be an Australian citizen

  • Have at least one Australian identity document like a driver license.

  • You will also need to set up a Strong myGovID.

Requirements for Australian residents.

(also another way to apply for the previous class)

  • No age requirement for apply
  • Be an Australian resident, citizen or Australian resident for tax purposes.

How to apply? 

You have 3 different ways to apply

  1. Using the professional services of a qualified agent like us is the most comfortable way, and you will receive your TFN by mail at your home. You only need to fill out a 5-minute online form.
  2.  Apply at Australia Post ordering an appointment at the office.
  3. Apply at a Services Australia Centre.

Requirements for Foreign passport holders, permanent migrants and temporary visitors

  • Be a foreign passport holder, permanent migrant or temporary visitor.
  • Be in Australia
  • Your visa must be one of this ones: a permanent resident visa, a visa with work rights, an overseas student visa, a visa allowing you to stay in Australia indefinitely (including New Zealanders automatically granted a visa on arrival).
  • Have a valid passport

How to apply?

You can apply using the professional services of a qualified agent like us. Just filling the 5-minute online form clicking this link.


3 ways to apply

- Online in the Australian Taxation Office
- Through the office of the administrator
- Using external qualified agents to apply online


You will just need to compliment our form with your personal data.
Is not necessary to upload any document!

Time processing

Your application will be processed in less than 48 hours ! After that, you will need to wait 28 days.

Requirements People living outside Australia

You should apply for a TFN if you: 

  1. You earn income in Australia from sources other than interest, dividends, or royalty payments, such as rental income.
  2. You have income from Australian business interests.
    1. Your spouse is an Australian resident and is applying for family tax benefits or child care subsidies.
    2. You are a member of an Australian superannuation fund that:
      • You anticipate receiving benefits from.
      • You plan to make personal contributions to.
      • Contributions are made on your behalf.
    3. You need to file an Australian tax return or request an Australian Business Number (ABN).
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How to apply?

You need to follow the instructions of the Australian government and download anf fill some documents. You can find all the information here.

Requirements for Norfolk Island residents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people:

If you reside on Norfolk Island or if you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, you have the option to apply for a TFN at any age.

Australian residents of any age can request a TFN, and the application is free of charge. You can utilize the online application method using:

  • myGovID if you are an Australian citizen aged 15 or older and possess an Australian passport.
  • Australia Post if you can attend an interview and provide your identity documents.
  • In the event that you do not possess sufficient identity documents for alternative application processes, you will be required to apply by mail.
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