If you are: Parent or guardian
If you are a parent or guardian signing on behalf of a TFN Recipient that is under 16 years old, you will need to provide: Protected persons
If you are a parent or guardian signing on behalf of a TFN Recipient that is: PROOF OF IDENTITY DOCUMENTS
When you attend your interview, you must provide current documents that prove your identity for registration purposes (proof of identity documents).

We will accept only unaltered original documents and not photocopies. Documents that have been corrected or changed and initialled are not acceptable.

If you do not provide sufficient proof of identity documents at interview, your application summary will be returned to you and your application will remain incomplete.


If you are aged 16 years old or over
You need to provide three documents, one of which must be a primary document.

If you are under 16 years old
You need to provide two documents, one of which must be a primary document.

Primary documents Secondary documents Information iconIf you are under 16, secondary documents can include one of the following which must be less than one year old and issued by an Australian government accredited education authority. PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENTS
If you are applying on behalf of the TFN Recipient, you must provide a current document that proves your authority to act on their behalf (proof of eligibility document). The proof of eligibility document should include both the TFN Recipient's name as well as your name. Acceptable proof of eligibility documents are: * If the applicant is over 18 years old and unable to sign their application, the parent or guardian signing the application on their behalf needs to provide one of these as their proof of eligibility document.

If your proof of identity documents are in a previous name, you will also need to provide one of the following documents: DOCUMENTS IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH
If your original document is not written in English, you must provide a written translation that an authorised translation service has certified as a true and correct copy. Authorised translation services include: You must show the staff original documents, not photocopies. The documents must not be altered in any way. A document that has been corrected or changed and initialled is not acceptable.

Information iconIf you are unable to provide all the required proof of identity and/or proof of eligibility documents, phone the ATO on 13 28 61 between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.