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Revision to the "Reason For Applying" Section in the Instructions for Form W-7 (Rev. 12/2014), Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number -- 14-APR-2016

1. Under Reason For Applying, in the section titled “d. Dependent of a U.S. citizen/resident alien." (on page 4), the first paragraph should be corrected to read:

“This is an individual who can be claimed as a dependent on a U.S. tax return and is not eligible to get a SSN. Dependents of U.S. military personnel can submit original documents, certified copies, or notarized copies of identification documents. A copy of a U.S. military ID will be required or the applicant must be applying from an overseas APO/FPO address.”

2. Under Reason For Applying, in the section titled “e. Spouse of a U.S. citizen/resident alien"
(on page 4), the paragraph under the second bulleted item should be corrected to read:

“Spouses of U.S. military personnel can submit original documents, certified copies, or notarized copies of identification documents.  A copy of a U.S. military ID will be required or the applicant must be applying from an overseas APO/FPO address.”

The Instructions for Form W-7 are available for download.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 14-Apr-2016