INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (ITIN)
Attention: All international students who have a fellowship or scholarship but are not eligible to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN).
What: Apply for an ITIN in order to declare a tax treaty against your fellowship or scholarship. Representatives from the Office of Finance & Treasury Nonresident Tax Compliance & Reporting (NTCR) offic will be at the Davis International Center to assist you with ITIN applications by reviewing and accepting your applications and and forwarding them to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Who Should Attend: All international students who are receiving a fellowship or scholarship and who are from a country that makes them eligible to declare a tax treaty. Only students who have an on-campus job may apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) so if you are NOT eligible to apply for an SSN but are eligible to claim a tax treaty for your fellowship payments, you may be eligible for an ITIN. You can check to determine if your fellowship is covered by a tax treaty (.pdf). On this chart, refer to code 15 to see if your country is eligible for a tax treaty. If yes, you are eligible to apply for an ITIN now. Students who are NOT eligible for a tax treaty should apply for an ITIN in Spring 2013 when they file their tax return forms.
When: Walk-In Hours: Tuesdays Noon-2:00 & Thursdays 2:00-4:00
Where: Davis International Center, 120 Alexander Street
What to Bring: Important! Be sure you are prepared with the required documents before you come. You will need to prepare some documents ahead of time BEFORE coming to meet with the NTCR representatives.
You must complete and print out the W-7 and W-8BEN forms according to the instructions provided by the NTCR office.
If eligible to apply for an ITIN, you must bring the following original documents:
1. Passport. If your passport is less than one year old, you will also need to bring another identification document older than one year that includes your name and date of birth (driver's license, ID from your home country, official TOEFL or GRE scores);
2. I-94 Arrival/Departure card (small white card in passport).
3. All pages of your I-20 (if you are an F-1 student) OR your DS-2019 (if you are a J-1 student)
4. ** Notarized copies of the documents in items 1-3 above. For exact notary instrucitons, see below.
5. Social Security Number (SSN) Denial Letter
6. Forms W-7 and W-8BEN. You must complete and print out the W-7 and W-8BEN forms according to the instructions provided by the NTCR office.
7. Graduate Students: Fellowship letter. Your letter will be available from the NTCR staff when you visit them during the Walk-in Hours.
8. Undergraduate Students: Fellowship/Scholarship Letter. You can print a copy of this letter from the Financial Aid system at https://finaidapp.princeton.edu/app/loginEnrolled.jsp NOTE: You must print and bring the letter with you when you come to apply for ITIN.
**IMPORTANT: As stated in Item 4 above - Be sure to get notarized copies of the following documents and bring them with you:
1. ID page of your passport with expiration date. If your passport is less than 1 year old, you will also a copy of another identification document older than one year that includes your name and date of birth (driver's license, ID from your home country, official TOEFL or GRE scores);
2. The front and back of your I-94 Arrival/Departure card.
3. Most recent F-1/J-1 visa stamp in your passport (Canadian citizens exempt from visa requirement);
4. First and third page of all I-20's (if you are an F-1 student) or the first page of all DS-2019's (if you are a J-1 student).
* You must obtain notarized photocopies before coming to apply for ITIN. Notary service is available at the Financial Service Center located on the 7th Floor of the New South Building. When you go to notarize your photocopies, make sure that you bring both the original documents and photocopies.