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Travel documentation details
Personal details
Personal details - other names
Existing TFN or ABN information
Address details
Contact details



Travel documentation details

We will use the information you enter here to verify your details with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). Please make sure you enter the information exactly as it appears on your passport or travel document.

Passport or travel document number

This is a unique number given to you when you are issued a passport or other travel documentation from the issuing country. The passport number is generally found on the passport forming part of the personal information. It may also be listed or perforated on every page of the passport. Where you do not have a passport but you do have some other form of travel documentation, such as a certificate of identity, provide the number found on this document.

Country of origin

This is the name of the country from which the passport or travel document originates. Select the country of origin from the drop down box.


If your country of origin does not appear on the list

If your country of origin does not appear on the list, please contact DIAC, as we cannot process your application.

Previously visited Australia

Select 'Yes' if you have visited Australia on any previous occasion.

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Personal details

On this page, we ask you to give us these details about yourself:


. Name
. Other names
. Date of birth
. Sex
. Spouse name


Your name

Title

Use the drop down menu to select one of the options provided. For example, your title could be Mr, Mrs, Miss, Doctor or some other title. This field is mandatory.

Family name or surname

Enter your family name or surname as it appears on your passport or travel document. (This is the name you share with other family members or the name you have changed by marriage or deed poll.) This field is mandatory. It can be between 1 and 30 characters long. It must not contain:

. the characters ~@#$%^&*()+[]{}\ /;:?<>=."
. numbers only
. two or more hyphens (-), apostrophes ('), spaces or punctuation marks in a row.

First given name

Enter your first given name as it appears on your passport or travel document. The first given name details can be between 1 and 15 characters long. It must not contain:

. the characters ~@#$%^&*()+[]{}\ /;:?<>=."
. numbers only
. two or more hyphens (-), apostrophes ('), spaces or punctuation marks in a row.

Other given name/s

If you have more than one given name, enter your other given name/s here, as it appears on your passport or travel document. The other given name field can be between 1 and 30 characters long. It must not contain:

. the characters ~@#$%^&*()+[]{}\ /;:?<>=."
. numbers only
. two or more hyphens (-), apostrophes ('), spaces or punctuation marks in a row.

Other names

Select 'Yes' if you are, or have been, known by other names, for example your name before marriage or an English version of your first given name.

Select 'No' if you are not, or have never been, known by other names.

Date of birth

Please enter your date of birth as it appears on your passport or travel documents. Your date of birth must be in the format DD/MM/CCYY where DD = day, MM = month, CC = century, YY = year. This date must not be a future date. If you do not know your full date of birth please leave blank.

Sex

Please select Male or Female.

Spouse name

If you have a spouse either married or in a de facto relationship, enter their name details here. A spouse is the person you are married to or living with on a bona fide domestic basis as husband and wife even though you are not legally married.

Title

Use the drop down menu to select one of the options provided. For example your spouse's title could be Mr, Mrs, Miss, Doctor or some other title.

Family name or surname

Enter your spouse's family name or surname. (This is the name your spouse shares with other members of their family or the name changed by marriage or deed poll.) This field is mandatory. It can be 1 to 30 characters long. It must not contain:

. the characters ~@#$%^&*()+[]{}\ /;:?<>=."
. numbers only
. two or more hyphens (-), apostrophes ('), spaces or punctuation marks in a row.

First given name

Enter your spouse's first given name. It can be 1 to 15 characters long. It must not contain:

. the characters ~@#$%^&*()+[]{}\ /;:?<>=."
. numbers only
. two or more hyphens (-), apostrophes ('), spaces or punctuation marks in a row.

Other given name(s)

If your spouse has more than one given name, enter your spouse's other given name(s) here. The other given name field can be 1 to 30 characters long. It must not contain:

. the characters ~@#$%^&*()+[]{}\ /;:?<>=."
. numbers only
. two or more hyphens (-), apostrophes ('), spaces or punctuation marks in a row.

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Personal details - other names

On this page, we ask you for details of any other names that you are known by, or have been known by in the past. They could be your:

. Name at birth
. Maiden name
. Indigenous name
. Assumed name (known as)
. Previous married name
. Shortened version
. Anglicised name

Note: if you have more than three other names, please select 'More names' at the bottom of the page and additional fields will be provided.

Title

The title field is mandatory - you must fill it in. Use the drop down menu to select one of the options provided. For example your title could be Mr, Mrs, Miss, Doctor or some other title.

Surname or family name

Enter any other surname or family name that you have been known by. This field is mandatory. It can be 1 to 30 characters long. It must not contain:

. the characters ~@#$%^&*()+[]{}\ /;:?<>=."
. numbers only
. two or more hyphens (-), apostrophes ('), spaces or punctuation marks in a row.

First given name

Enter any other first name that you have been known by. It can be 1 to 15 characters long. It must not contain:

. the characters ~@#$%^&*()+[]{}\ /;:?<>=."
. numbers only
. two or more hyphens (-), apostrophes ('), spaces or punctuation marks in a row.

Other given name/s

Enter any other given name that you have been known by. It can be 1 to 30 characters long. It must not contain:

. the characters ~@#$%^&*()+[]{}\ /;:?<>=."
. numbers only
. two or more hyphens (-), apostrophes ('), spaces or punctuation marks in a row.

Type of name

The type of name field is mandatory. Use the drop down menu to select one of the options provided. For example, your type of name may be Name at birth, Maiden name, Indigenous name, Anglicised name etc.

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Existing TFN or ABN information

What to Enter

On this page, we ask for details of any previous registrations or obligations you have had with the Tax Office. This will help us identify you.

Have you had a TFN or ABN before?

Select 'Yes' if you have had a tax file number (TFN) or Australian business number (ABN) before.
Select 'No' if you have never had a TFN or ABN before.

TFN/ABN

If you answer 'Yes' to the question 'Have you ever had a TFN or ABN before?' place your TFN and/or ABN in the fields provided. The TFN is a nine-digit number and the ABN is an eleven-digit number.

Please note that it is not an offence if you do not quote your TFN or ABN but not quoting it may cause delays in processing your application.

Have you ever lodged a tax return in Australia?

Select 'Yes' if you have lodged a tax return in Australia.

Select 'No' if you have never lodged a tax return in Australia.

Do you own property or have other business interests in Australia?

Select 'Yes' if you own property or have other business interests in Australia.

Select 'No' if you do not own property or have other business interests in Australia.

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Address details

On this page, we ask for details of your postal and home address.

Postal address

Your postal address will be the address we send the tax file number (TFN) advice to. Your postal address must be an Australian address.

Postal address fields are mandatory.

Street 1 and street 2 fields

. may include one of the following: C/, C/-, CO, Care Of, GPO, GPO Box, PO, PO Box, Post Box, Box, Post Office, P/-, Locked Bag, Private Bag, RMB, RSD, RMD
. should not have a blank line for street 1
. should not contain 'corner' of two streets as this is not a valid postal address
. should not contain numbers only

Town or suburb field

. should not contain ~'!@#$%^&*_+[]{}\:;?/><=
. should not contain numbers only
. should not contain three or more repeated characters

State field

. must contain a valid State option from the drop down menu (that is, New South Wales = NSW, Victoria = VIC, Queensland = QLD, Western Australia = WA, South Australia = SA, Tasmania = TAS, Northern Territory = NT, Australian Capital Territory = ACT or Australian Antarctic Territory = AAT)

Postcode field

. are valid if they range from 0200-0299, 0800-7499, and 7800-9799
. should be four numerics

Country field

This field defaults to Australia and can not be changed.

Home address

If you are applying as a temporary visitor, your home address may be your address in your home country. Your home address cannot be a Post Office (PO) Box number.

Home address same as postal address field

If your home address is the same as your postal address select 'Yes'.

If your home address is not the same as your postal address leave at, or select, 'No' and enter your home address details.

Street 1 and street 2 fields

. should not contain C/, C/-, CO, Care Of, GPO, GPO Box, PO, PO Box, Post Box, Box, Post Office, P/-, Locked Bag, Private Bag, RMB, RSD, RMD
. should not have a blank line for street 1
. should not contain the words 'as above'
. should not contain numbers only

Town or suburb field

. should not be blank (for Australian addresses)
. should not contain ~'!@#$%^&*_+[]{}\:;?/><=
. should not contain numerics only
. should not contain three or more repeated characters

State field

. should contain a valid State option from the drop down menu (that is, NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, TAS, NT, ACT or AAT), and
. should be blank if the address is outside Australia.

Postcode field

. is mandatory for Australian addresses
. are valid if they range from 0200-0299, 0800-7499, and 7800-9799 (excluding 2001, 3001, 4001), and
. should have four numbers (for Australian addresses)

Country field

Select the country for the home address from the drop down menu.

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Contact details

On this page, we ask for your contact details or those of any relative or friend who can be contacted if we need more information to process your TFN application. You may nominate a relative or friend as a contact for reasons such as language difficulties, age, illness or infirmity.

Would you like the Tax Office to contact a relative or friend?

Select 'Yes' if you want to nominate a relative or friend as a contact.

If 'Yes', you must enter the full contact details of the nominated relative or friend in the fields provided. You must also select from the drop down menu a reason why the applicant is not the contact.

Select 'No' if you do not want to nominate a relative or friend as a contact.

If 'No', you must enter the full contact details of the applicant in the fields provided.

Contact name

Enter the full name of the contact. The contact name details are mandatory. They can be 1 to 50 characters long. They must not contain:


. the characters ~@#$%^&*()+[]{}\ /;:?<>=."
. numbers only
. two or more hyphens (-), apostrophes ('), spaces or punctuation marks in a row.

Contact telephone numbers

You must provide at least one telephone number, for example business, after hours, mobile, fax or all four. Each field should contain:


. a prefix (area code) of 2 numbers
. a telephone number of 8 numbers.

The mobile telephone field should contain:

. a telephone number of 10 numbers.

Contact email address

The contact's email address is an electronic address. We need it as an alternative contact point.

The email field must:

. be in lower case
. contain a dot (.)
. include the @ symbol as part of the address.

The email field must not:

. contain adjacent dots (..)
. include more than one @ symbol
. contain()<>';:\"{}/ or 'space'
. have a dot (.) as the leading character
. have a dot (.) as the trailing character
. have a dot (.) next to the @ symbol
. have a leading or embedded space (or spaces)
. have an @ symbol as the leading character
. have an @ symbol as the trailing character
. contain quotation marks (") following the @ symbol.

The email field may:

. contain spaces only where the spaces are enclosed in quotation marks " ".

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