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Contributions made by temporary residents

Section: 2.18

A temporary resident is generally a foreign national who has been granted the right to stay in Australia for a certain period of time (eg with a temporary visa), without full citizenship or permanent residency. A temporary resident can make contributions into a superannuation fund subject to meeting the standard contribution eligibility rules. A tax file number will be required for member contributions. However, be aware that from 1 April 2009, only limited conditions of release are available to temporary or former temporary residents. Temporary residents are also required to cash out their superannuation benefits (subject to Departing Australia Superannuation Payment tax) when their visa expires or when they permanently depart Australia.

Last modified: Tuesday, July 23, 2019