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How do I renew my ITIN?

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You should submit a completed Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, and all required identification documents to the IRS. No tax return is required for a renewal application, however if you have filing requirement you should file the return with the renewing application to prevent a delay in your refund. All family members who were issued an ITIN may submit a Form W-7 at the same time.  

Be sure to attach all required identification documents. Only original identification documents or certified copies of the documents from the issuing agency will be accepted.  

See Frequently Asked Questions regarding ITIN expirations.

Where do I apply to renew my ITIN?

Option 1

Mail your W-7, tax return, proof of identity and foreign status documents to:

Internal Revenue Service
Austin Service Center
ITIN Operation
P.O. Box 149342
Austin, TX 78714-9342

You'll only file a tax return to the address above once, when you file Form W-7 to get an ITIN. In subsequent years, when you have an ITIN, you'll file your Form 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ as directed in the form instructions.  We’ll return your identification documents within 60 days. Send your application to us early to avoid delays in processing your next tax return.

Option 2
Apply for an ITIN in person using the services of an IRS-authorized Certified Acceptance Agent. This will prevent you from having to mail your proof of identity and foreign status documents. 

Option 3
Make an appointment at a designated IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. This will also prevent you from having to mail your proof of identity and foreign status documents. 

After processing, the IRS will issue your ITIN through the mail.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 21-Jun-2017