Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
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).
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:
- The IRS webpage on obtaining an ITIN from abroad
- The IRS webpage for ITIN Frequently Asked Questions
- The IRS webpage on changes to ITIN application requirement
For information on how to obtain a certified copy of your national passport, please see our website for Notary Public Services.
E-Mail Scam Warning
Be aware of a new series of email scams which appear to come from the IRS! For more information see the IRS London website.
Read more at IRS.gov about Scam E-mail Sends Malicious Software to Recipients' Computers.
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