CLAIM YOUR SUPERANNUATION
Backpackers, 457 visa holders and international students are entitled to claim their superannuation back upon leaving the country permanently (due to visa expiration), yet so many struggle to organize their finances.
What is a Superannuation Refund?
If you have been working in Australia at any point during your stay, your employer will have paid 9.5% of your gross income as a compulsory contribution to your superannuation fund. Backpackers and travelers are able to claim approximately 33-35% for working holiday holders or 60-62% for other visa holders of your balance, after deducting Australian tax and the superannuation fund’s fee.
*Australian, Permanent visa holder and NZ residents cannot claim superannuation back (including dual citizenship).
Eligibility for a Superannuation Refund
You are eligible to claim your superannuation back if
- You were in Australia on working holiday visa, student visa or 457 visa.
- You have left Australia.
- You visa has expired or been cancelled.
Check before a Superannuation Refund
- The details of your superannuation fund – You should have received a letter or membership card after launching your account.
- Your membership number
- The balance of your fund
Find Out Your Superannuation Fund
If you don’t know where your super money is, contact your Australian employers to find out which super fund they paid it to on your behalf. You may also be able to locate your super money using ATO online lost superannuation search tool, SuperSeeker.
To use SuperSeeker, you will need your tax file number, name and date of birth.
Documents You Need
- A copy of your photo page of your Passport
- A copy of your Visa or Email from immigration
- A copy of your Departure Stamp if possible (in most cases, no problems)
Please ensure you get departure stamp at the airport. It is sometimes necessary depending on superannuation funds. In case you don’t receive, please don’t worry. We offer alternative solutions.
How Much Can You Get??
Approximately 33-35% for working holiday visa holders and 60-62% for other temporally visa holders of your balance after deducting Australian tax and superannuation fund’s fee.
It is recommended that you check the balance of superannuation.
To check the balance, you could contact your superannuation fund.
EZY 5 STEPS PROCEDURE
1. Submit Online
Fill in your personal details and superannuation details.
You receive a confirmation email upon your submission.
2. Documents Submission
Your receive email from us. If necessary, post your documents to us by following the instruction in email from us.
3. Our Preparation
We prepare and submit your application to your superannuation fund. If necessary, we correspond with your superannuation fund.
4. Get Your Check
Just wait for your super refund coming back. You usually receive your super refund by mail in 1 -2 months.
5. Change to Your Currency
You receive Australian dollar check. Take the check to bank in your country.