Am I eligible for an ITIN?

Read our guide to determine if you should file an application to receive an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN).

The following individuals are eligible to complete Form W-7.

  1. Individuals who are required to renew their ITIN in order to file a U.S. federal tax return.
  2. Any individual (resident and non-resident aliens, their spouses, and their dependents) who isn’t eligible to get an SSN but who must furnish a taxpayer identification number for U.S. tax purposes or to file a U.S. federal tax return must apply for an ITIN on Form W-7.

Examples of such individuals are:

  • An individual who has not passed the green card test or the substantial presence test, claiming reduced withholding under an applicable income tax treaty for which an ITIN is required.
  • A non-resident foreign individual not eligible for an SSN who is required to file a U.S. federal tax return or who is filing a U.S. federal tax.
  • A non-resident foreign student, professor, or researcher who is required to file a U.S. federal tax return but who isn’t eligible for an SSN, or who is claiming an exception to the tax return filing requirement.
  • A foreign spouse claimed as an exemption on a U.S. federal tax return who isn’t eligible to get an SSN.
  • A foreign individual eligible to be claimed as a dependent on a U.S. federal tax return but who isn’t eligible to get an SSN.
  • A dependent/spouse of a non-resident alien U.S. visa holder who isn’t eligible for an SSN.
  • A U.S. resident alien who isn’t eligible for an SSN who files a U.S. federal tax return.

The documentation you provide must meet the following requirements.

  • The document must clearly prove the connection between you and a foreign country. This is applicable to dependents of the applicant as well. Exceptions include applicants from Canada or Mexico or if the applicant is a dependent of U.S. military personnel stationed overseas.
  • The information provided on Form W-7 must be supported by original documents/certified copies from the relevant issuing agency.
  • The documentation you provide must be valid and not expired.

    You can access a list of acceptable supporting documents here.

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