Information For...

For you and your family
Standard mileage and other information

Forms and Instructions

Individual Tax Return
Instructions for Form 1040
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Request for Transcript of Tax Return


Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employers engaged in a trade or business who pay compensation
Installment Agreement Request

Popular For Tax Pros

Amend/Fix Return
Apply for Power of Attorney
Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

Sample of Certification Letter

For SEVP-Approved Colleges, Universities, and Institutions Transmitting Form W-7, Applications for Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

(College, University, or Institution Letterhead)

Original with address

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

This letter certifies:

  1. The attached completed Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number and supporting documentation is for________________________________ (Insert Full Name of Applicant) with SEVIS number ______________________ (Insert SEVIS Number);
  2. The name and SEVIS number have been verified by the undersigned;
  3. The applicant is not eligible for an SSN; and
  4. The applicant’s supporting original documents or copies certified by the issuing agency to establish identity and foreign status have been personally reviewed by the undersigned.

The applicant provided the following original or copies certified by the issuing agency documents to establish the applicant’s identity and foreign status: 

(List documents here)


Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
Copy of Form DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (J-1 Status)
Copy of I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status
Copies of each identification document certified

The undersigned is the (select applicable) for the above named college/university/institution that is an approved member of The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).

    ___ Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)

    ___ Designated School Official (DSO)

    ___ Responsible Officer (RO)

    ___ Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)



(Printed name of PDSO/DSO/RO/ARO)



(Signature of PDSO/DSO/RO/ARO)



(Contact Telephone Number)



(Signature Date)