I had no idea where my lost super was or the names of the funds. I just new it was scattered everywhere and I should definitely have more than $3,000 in my super. Australian Super Finder found all 7 of my funds and now my balance is almost $50,000. Thank you so much for getting my super back on track. ? Leonie, Thomastown VIC

Super Facts and Tips

Temporary Residents' Superannuation Departing Australia

As a temporary resident who works in Australia, the company or individual who employs you is obliged to make SG (Super Guarantee) contributions to your preferred super fund.

Are you permanently leaving Australia?

As a temporary resident, you cannot retire here; so once you permanently leave Australia, you can withdraw the cash in your superannuation account with you. This disregards individuals returning to New Zealand covered by the "Trans-Tasman retirement savings portability scheme." This fee is known as the DASP (Departing Australia Superannuation Payment) and ought to be requested within six months of the departure as well as the expiry (or termination) of the temporary visa you have. It is your cash so make sure you claim it.

How to claim superannuation once you've departed Australia:

1. Account balance below $5,000

It is simple just apply to the internet via the ATO (Australian Tax Office) website to get your super. It is vital to remember that you can merely claim your superannuation once the visa you have has expired. Once you've applied, also once the ATO have informed Australian Super Finder regarding your application, we'll process the claim and send an email that your check has been delivered to your address abroad (as provided in the application form).

Once you have finished the ATO application online, allow up to 4 weeks to receive the check.

The tax rate isn't based on your work status or age and is subtracted from your payment before giving the lump sum to you.

Before leaving Australia, you may need to get in touch with us for the reasons below. Just contact us on 1300 252 167 and we will be glad to assist:

• Your account balance
• The date the super account commenced
• Update your address abroad to where the check is to be delivered
• Provide your super fund with an email address

Moreover, Australian Super Finder can perform a lost super search so as to aid you to combine for you only to make one claim.

2. Account balance over $5,000

If your Hostplus account balance is over $5,000, you will have to download and fill out the "Certification of Immigration Status 1194" form. Full information in claiming amounts more than $5,000 can be viewed in the Hostplus DASP (Departing Australia Superannuation Payment) application guide.

Once the application is approved, we'll notify you thru email that your check has been delivered to your address abroad. (Please remember, you could incur fees by your bank (overseas) when your check is converted into the currency of your country).

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