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FAQ > How do you know if you are eligible for an SSN?

You are probably applying for a taxpayer New number or renewal of individual identification because you do not believe you meet the eligibility requirement for a Social Security card. However, your situation may change over time as your own circumstances change, or you may not have gotten the right information in the first place. ITIN W-7 Application provides the information you need to follow the proper procedures to obtain either an ITIN or a social security number.

Who can get a Social Security number?

As explained above, certain impact factors SSN eligibility for non-U.S. citizens.

Gaining authorization to work through a change in your alien status or special application procedures makes you eligible to receive a Social Security number. The reason you have completed an application for an ITIN in the past was to satisfy tax filing requirements without owning an SSN.

If you originally had an ITIN published and any of the above conditions are valid now, no renewal is necessary. In the meantime, those who have already been granted work authorization need not apply for an ITIN at all. Instead, you must complete Form SS-5 from the Social Security Administration which assigns you a social security number with which you can complete your tax return.

Help and support when you need it

At ITIN W-7 Application, we are here to help those who are not eligible to receive an SSN apply for a Personal Taxpayer Identification Number through our online forms. We simplify the new application and renewal process with easy-to-use tools and complete step-by-step instructions. Our site also includes critical information necessary to ensure that applicants complete the process correctly, including supporting documents required by their ITIN forms. For answers to your questions or additional assistance, use live chat to contact a representative.


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