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FAQ > What would make an applicant exempt from receiving an ITIN?

The IRS may deny your application for an ITIN if:

  • You did not submit the required W7 documents
  • You are not eligible to receive an ITIN
  • You did not respond to an IRS request for more information
  • Getting the ITIN application rejected is frustrating. Here are some reasons why you may be exempt from receiving your ITIN.

Invalid documents

When you send the form to the IRS ITIN, you need to attach some documents. The documents required for the ITIN application include:

  • Original passport
  • Certified copy of passport
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) photo ID
  • Driver's License - United States
  • U.S. Department of State Visa
  • military identification card
  • Foreign driver's license
  • National Identity Document
  • U.S. State Identification Card
  • Civil birth certificate
  • Foreign Affairs Voter Registration Card

A valid passport or certified copy of the passport for an ITIN is the only type of document can be sent by itself. If you do not have one, you must send two of the other documents that prove your identity and foreign status. Failure to send the correct documents may result in rejection by the IRS.

Ineligible for ITIN

Only a few people can receive an ITIN. You must be an alien who is living and working in the U.S. The IRS will determine if you qualify for this tax processing number as a nonresident alien. If you do not have a work visa or a tax return, you may not be able to obtain an ITIN.

Does not respond to IRS

If you did not provide enough information in your ITIN application packet, the IRS may send you a request for more information. You must respond to this request within the allotted time frame. If you are unable to submit a response, you may need to reapply. If you need help getting the required documents or are wondering, 'How can I check the status of ITIN?' We can help here at ITIN W-7 Application.


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