Gather the necessary documentation
All relevant documentation must be provided at the time of the appointment. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documentation is provided. If you do not submit all documents, the application may be delayed or rejected.
All documentation must be presented in original. The embassy will make certified copies as needed to send to the National Population Register.
The following documentation must be provided with all applications. The Tax Administration may request further documentation if deemed necessary due to individual circumstances.
The application form for applications for personal number is not available to the public but is completed by the embassy during your appointment.
There is no fee payable for the application for personal number.
Applications for passport
Applications for personal numbers for minors under the age of 10 must be lodged together with an application for passport. Please see the embassy's website Applying for passport for information about required documents for the passport application.
For persons aged 10 years and older, personal numbers must be obtained before a passport application can be lodged. This will require a second visit to the embassy to apply for a passport.
Checklist for personal number applications
How to document residence status
- Australian visas and resident status must be documented by Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).
- New Zealand visas and resident status must be documented by authorising the embassy to access the information on the online Visa Verification Service or by providing a "Letter of Denial" from the Department of Internal Affairs.
- Documentation of visas and residence status in other countries depend on the country where you reside.