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Re: How to get back super held in ATO. Departed Australia. Previously PR for immigration purposes.

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Dear ATO team,

  1. Previously Australian PR for immigration purposes.
  2. No longer hold valid Australian resident returning visa.
  3. Super transferred to ATO.
  4. Not currently in Australia, difficult to call ATO.
  5. Please advise how to obtain super back from the ATO?

Looking forward to your reply soonest possible.

Thank you.

seeking4answers

 

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ATO Community Support

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Hi @seeking4answers,

 

I'd like to seek some clarification on your situation if that's possible and ask if you ever held a temporary visa prior to becoming a permanent resident?

 

The reason for this is that our webpage 'Eligibility for DASP' advises all of the following conditions need to apply in order to claim a DASP:

• you accumulated superannuation while working in Australia on a temporary resident visa issued under the Migration Act 1958 (excluding Subclasses 405 and 410)
• your visa has ceased to be in effect (for example, it has expired or been cancelled)
• you have left Australia and you do not hold any other active Australian visa
you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia.

 

If you had only ever held a permanent visa and not a temporary visa, then you would not be eligible for a DASP, even if the permanent visa ceases being in effect.

 

If you aren't eligible for the DASP as per the above information, then you would need to meet  the conditions of release, or check the circumstances that might allow early access to your super. I'll include the links to these pages further down, as there are a few things you'll need to read through and assess based on your personal circumstances.

 

Hopefully this information helps, and if you have more questions please reach out again Smiley Happy

 

Links

ATO Community- DASP Knowledge BaseATO website- Departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP)

ATO website- Departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP)

ATO website- Conditions of release (Super)

ATO website- Early access to super

 

RachATO

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ATO Community Support

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Hi @seeking4answers,

 

I'd like to seek some clarification on your situation if that's possible and ask if you ever held a temporary visa prior to becoming a permanent resident?

 

The reason for this is that our webpage 'Eligibility for DASP' advises all of the following conditions need to apply in order to claim a DASP:

• you accumulated superannuation while working in Australia on a temporary resident visa issued under the Migration Act 1958 (excluding Subclasses 405 and 410)
• your visa has ceased to be in effect (for example, it has expired or been cancelled)
• you have left Australia and you do not hold any other active Australian visa
you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia.

 

If you had only ever held a permanent visa and not a temporary visa, then you would not be eligible for a DASP, even if the permanent visa ceases being in effect.

 

If you aren't eligible for the DASP as per the above information, then you would need to meet  the conditions of release, or check the circumstances that might allow early access to your super. I'll include the links to these pages further down, as there are a few things you'll need to read through and assess based on your personal circumstances.

 

Hopefully this information helps, and if you have more questions please reach out again Smiley Happy

 

Links

ATO Community- DASP Knowledge BaseATO website- Departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP)

ATO website- Departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP)

ATO website- Conditions of release (Super)

ATO website- Early access to super

 

RachATO

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  1. Thank you ATO team.
  2. In response to your clarification sought, prior to PR status, on student visa.
  3. Presumably student visa considered as temporary for DASP purposes?

ATO Community Support

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Hi again @seeking4answers,

 

Thanks for providing a bit more information on your visa history.

 

A student visa is a temporary visa, which would provide the holder with a temporary residency status. As such, you should meet the DASP eligibility as I outlined in my previous response.

 

Our webpage 'How to claim you super' provides all the information you'd need as a former temporary resident to apply for the DASP. You can apply online using the DASP online system or use the paper application. If you submit the paper form, just make sure you select the form specific for ATO held super.

 

The standard timeframe for us to process a DASP application is about 28 business days from when you lodge.

 

All the best!

 

Links
ATO website- How to claim your super

ATO website- How and when DASP is paid

ATO website- Help with the DASP online application

 

RachATO

 

Newbie

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Dear ATO Team, 

  1. Thank you for your replies. 
  2. Understand qualify for DASP if under student visa prior to PR for immigration purposes.
  3. Understand student visa regarded as temporary visa.
  4. If both visas no longer valid and last worked in Australia more than 10 years ago, is it still possible to apply DASP online? 
  5. Given length of time passports have been renewed since. Should applicant indicate current new passport number? 
  6. If the system cannot verify the super held by ATO, what other ways can the application be done remotely (i.e., other than paper version)?

Look forward to your reply.

 

Thank you.

Seeking4answers

ATO Community Support

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Hi @seeking4answers,

 

If your temporary visa and permanent visa are no longer in effect then yes, you can apply for the DASP online. If you have any issues completing the online form, you can download the paper form and send that to us instead. Your other option would be to speak with an Australian Tax agent, they can apply for the DASP on your behalf, however, they would charge you for this service. 

 

Please use the links for further assistance.

 

Links-

DASP online

Paper application.

 

All the best.