How to apply for a TRN

  1. Visit the Tax Administration of Jamaica website at

    Select forms from the menu near the top of the page – just below the logo

    Scroll down to TRN in the drop down menu

    Select and download Form 1:  
    Application For Taxpayer Registration Number (Individuals).

  2. Complete, sign and mail the form with a notarised copy of your ID to:

    Taxpayer Registration Centre
    Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) 
    12 Ocean Boulevard 
    Kingston Mall 

    For information on the types of ID accepted, please see the TRN Frequently Asked Questions.

    TRN Frequently Asked Questions

    Q    Do I need to pay a fee when applying for a TRN? 
    A    No, there is no fee involved in obtaining a TRN.

    Q    Is there an age limit for an individual applying for a TRN? 
    A    No, there is no age limit for a TRN. However, applications for children under the age of 18 years must be signed by a parent or Guardian.

    Q    Can someone who is not a Jamaican national or non-resident apply for a TRN? 
    A    Yes, anyone can apply for a TRN.

    Q    If someone is overseas, can I apply for a TRN for him or her? 
    A    No, the person can download the application from the website and have it completed, signed and mailed to us (at the address in step 2 above) with a notarised copy of their ID.

     Q    What forms of Identification may I use? 
    A    You may use notarised copies of your passport of whatever nationality or your driver’s licence


  3. Once a TRN has been assigned, the number will be e-mailed to you and a card will be sent by regular mail to your overseas address.



  • The copy of your passport or driver’s licence must include your first and last name, date of birth, photograph and signature.
  • If an agent is appointed to collect the TRN card on your behalf, write and send a letter authorising the individual to collect.
  • If the passport or driver’s licence is not in English, an official translated version is also required to be included in your application package.
  • The signature on your application form must match the one on your ID.