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Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
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American Citizen Services Unit

Applying for an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

An ITIN is a nine-digit number issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but do not have, and are not eligible to obtain, a Social Security Number (SSN).

Important Information

The IRS is revising its procedures for issuing new Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) as part of a comprehensive review of the ITIN processing procedures. For further information on obtaining an ITIN abroad, please see:

For information on how to obtain a certified copy of your national passport, please see our website for Notary Public Services.

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