Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) Application or Renewal Checklist
The forms and documents you need to get ready to renew or apply for your ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number).
To renew or apply for an ITIN, you will need to download and complete a W-7 Application for IRS ITIN Form and gather identification documentation to confirm both to confirm your identity and foreign status.
You can submit your application in any one of three ways:
- Complete your W-7 ITIN application form on your own, gather your documents, and send it to the IRS following these instructions, OR
- Make an appointment at a local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site to get free help filling out and submitting your W-7 form, OR
- Schedule an appointment at a select IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) where in-person document review is provided by calling (844) 545-5640.
There are 13 acceptable documents that can be used. Each document must be current and contain an expiration date. IRS will accept documents issued within 12 months of the application if no expiration date is normally available. A passport is the only document that proves both identity and foreign status, and does not need to be submitted with any other identifying document.
- If a passport is not submitted, a combination of two or more documents from the list of 13 acceptable documents below must be submitted to that prove residency, identity, and foreign status, and that meet the photograph requirement.
- For dependents, the passport must have a date of entry to demonstrate proof of U.S. residency, unless the dependent is from Canada or Mexico, or a dependent of U.S. military stationed overseas. Dependents without an entry date on their passport will be required to submit additional documents along with the passport.