Overview and Expiration of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN)

Supporting Documents

The IRS limited the number of documents to thirteen (13) that the agency will accept as proof of identity and foreign status to obtain an ITIN.  The document must show the taxpayer’s full name, have a current photograph, be current, and contain an expiration date.  The IRS will accept documents that were issued within 12 months of the application if no expiration date is normally available. 


Below is the list of the only acceptable documents:  

1. Passport (standalone document) 2. National identification card (must show photo, name, current address, date of birth, and expiration date) 3. U.S. driver's license 4. Civil birth certificate (required for dependents under 18 years of age) 5. Foreign driver's license 6. U.S. state identification card 7. Foreign voter's registration card 8. U.S. military identification card 9. Foreign military identification card 10. Visa

11. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) photo identification 12. Medical records (dependents only - under 6) 13. School records (dependents only - under 14, under 18 if a student)   


Cathy Fisher

Common Cents Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation

Serving Henderson, NC, Buncombe County, Polk County, Transylvania County


P: 828-595-2835

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