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Applying for a U.S. TIN (Taxpayer ID Number) for Individuals

For Individuals: Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

You may apply for an ITIN by filing Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. The application may take up to 8 weeks and requires that you submit certain documents, such as an official ITIN letter along with your application. You can request an ITIN letter by using the "Contact Us" button located on the left side of this page. If you have additional questions after reviewing the instructions, you may contact the IRS for help at 1-800-829-1040 if you are in the United States. If you are outside the United States, call 267-941-1000 (not a toll-free number) or contact their overseas offices in Frankfurt, London, or Paris.

   General ITIN Information
   Form W-7 Instructions

These guidelines do not replace the form instructions, and you should only use them as a supplement to the IRS instructions. Please consult your tax adviser if you require further guidance. 

General Guidance:
  • Do not complete Form W-7 if you have a SSN or you are eligible to get a SSN. You are eligible for a SSN if you are a U.S. citizen or if you have been admitted by the United States for permanent residence or U.S. employment. To get a SSN, see Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. To get Form SS-5 or to find out if you are eligible to get a SSN, go to www.socialsecurity.gov or contact a Social Security Administration (SSA) office.
  • Do not leave any sections blank. Enter "NA" (not applicable) on all sections of each line that do not apply to you. For example, on Line 4, you should input three separate entries.
  • Your application must include all of the following:
    i). Your completed Form W-7.
    ii). Your original, valid tax return(s) must be attached to the application. There are exceptions to the requirement to include a U.S. tax return. Please see the IRS instructions for additional information on exceptions.
    iii). The original documents, or certified copies of these documents from the issuing agency, that support the information provided on the Form W-7. Please see the IRS instructions for additional information on certified copies.  

Reason you are Submitting Form W-7.

  • You must check the box which indicates the reason you are completing Form W-7. For example, if you need an ITIN solely to claim a tax treaty benefit, Check Box a. "Nonresident alien required to get ITIN to claim tax treaty benefit." Please reference the IRS instructions for further guidance.

Box 1 - 6: Enter the name, address, and personal information of the individual

  • Box 1. Enter your legal name in English
  • Box 2. Enter your mailing address in the following order, in English:   
    Room number
    Building name
    Street number
    Street name
    City
    Prefecture
    Postal Code     

    Note: This is the address the IRS will use to return your original documents and send written notification of your ITIN,

  • Box 3. Enter the non-U.S. address where you permanently or normally reside, if different than Box 2, in English.
  • Box 4. Enter your date of birth (month / day / year), country of birth, and city and state or province, if applicable.
  • Box 5. Indicate male or female.
  • Box 6a. Enter country or countries of citizenship. Enter the complete country name, do not abbreviate (e.g., Japan).
  • Box 6b. Enter your national (non-U.S.) Tax identification number (if applicable).
  • Box 6c. Enter your type of U.S. visa, number, and expiration data (if applicable).
  • Box 6d. Enter the information regarding the Identification document submitted, e.g. Passport. For a passport, indicate:    
    i). For "Issued by", the agency that issued the document
    ii). For "No.", the number of the passport
    iii). For "Exp. Date", the date by month / day / year
    iv). For "date of entry into the United States", enter the date by month / day / year (if applicable)  
  • Box 6e. "Have you previously received an Internal Revenue Service Number (IRSN) or employer identification number (EIN)?". Enter if you have or have not (or do not know) previously received an IRSN or EIN from the IRS.  

    i). Complete Box 6f if you answered "yes" to Box 6e 

Sign and Date the form 

  • Name and title (type or print clearly): Enter the same name entered in 1.
  • Signature: Print out the application first and sign it in writing (Not electrically). Signature in your local language and script, e.g. Japanese, is acceptable.
  • Applicants Telephone Number Write your telephone number in this space, with the country code included. If your number is too long to fit in the space electronically, print out the application form and enter the telephone number in writing.
  • Date: Enter the date of signature in writing in the following order, month, date and year.

International applicants can apply for an ITIN by mail, in person at an IRS office, or through an acceptance agent.

  • Mail. Mail Form W-7, your passport (or a certified copy), (or other documents as required by an exception – see instructions) to:   
    Internal Revenue Service
    ITIN Operation
    P.O. Box 149342
    Austin, TX 78714-9342
  • For courier or private delivery service (e.g., FedEx, UPS, DHL), use the following address:   
    Internal Revenue Service
    ITIN Operation
    Mail Stop 6090-AUSC
    3651 S. Interregional, Hwy
    Austin, TX 78741-0000   
  • In-person at IRS office. See here for a list of IRS offices abroad that can accept W-7 applications in Frankfurt, London, and Paris.
  • Acceptance Agent. You also can apply through an Acceptance Agent (AA) authorized by the IRS for a fee. An AA can help you complete and file Form W-7. To get a list of agents, visit this website or visit IRS.gov and enter "acceptance agent program" in the search box at the top of the page.

After obtaining the ITIN, enter the ITIN on KDP's online Tax Interview Form and submit to Amazon. For more information on applying for an ITIN, you can go to the IRS website.


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