For more details of ITIN and the purpose of ITIN click here.

FORM W7 – How to fill in Form W7?

What is FORM W7?

Form W7 is used to apply for a US TAX ID Number also commonly asked as ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number). The W7 form may look straightforward to complete however any small error on the Form W7 completion would lead to ITIN application rejection and the time involved in the application process could be between 6 to 8 weeks. For more details on the purpose of ITIN click here.

If you are in process of applying for a new ITIN application or renewing your existing ITIN (ITIN renewal) you can download this Form W7 complete this form and submit the application along with supporting documents a valid original passport copy to the IRS mailing address on this link.

If you are not comfortable sending in your original passports to IRS you can get the passport certified by the issuing agency or one of the IRS Approved Acceptance Agents who can certify the passport and also check all the supporting documents are correct. Using Certified Acceptance Agents would increase the chance of ITIN approval without any delays or rejection.


Common Categories Of ITIN application using FORM W7?

Form W7 needs to be completed if you need US tax for the below-listed categories:

1) Foreign National (Nonresident alien) claiming tax treaty benefit

2) Foreign National (Nonresident alien) filing U.S tax return [1040NR]

3) Foreign Spouse of US Citizen

4) Foreign Dependents of US Citizen

5) Student, Professor, Researcher claiming exception

6) Foreign National (Nonresident alien) LLC owner

7) Foreign National (Nonresident alien) Foreign partners in US LLC

8)  Received 1042S income with tax withholding for reclaim

9)  Foreign National (Nonresident alien) – Selling USA property for FIRPTA tax compliance

10) US tax refund claim for the tax on Form 8288A/1042S/1099 etc.


Common Mistakes Made by the Applicant While Filling Form W7

1) Incomplete completion of the Form W7.

2) Not sending in original passport when Certified Acceptance Agent not used for certification.

3) If the applicant sends the passport copy certified by Notary or Apostille is NOT VALID because the IRS ITIN office does not accept the notarized certification. Below is the note from the IRS ITIN office “ A notarized document is one that the taxpayer provides to a public notary who bears witness to the signing of the official document and affixes a seal assuring that the document is legitimate. These documents will not be accepted for ITIN applications”

4) Not enclosing tax return 

5) Not enclosing correct supporting documents for LLC, Parnership, FIRPTA.


If you are in the process of completing your new ITIN application/Form W7 or received a CP566/CP567 rejection notice and need assistance to reapply with confidence for ITIN approval please contact us.

We are one of the IRS-approved Certified Acceptance Agents (CAA) with operations in over 7 countries. We have assisted many of our the United Kingdom and other countries clients with a 100% success rate for the ITIN application process with passport certification work. We are one of the acceptance agents(Acceptance Agent VS CAA) with many years of experience with the ITIN application process.

Our team specializes in international expatriate U.S. personal tax return service. If you need assistance with ITIN Renewal/US 1040 filing for refund claim/FATCA Compliance work/FBAR FINCEN114 Filing, ITIN/ Form W7 Application/E.I.N./Form W8BENE or Certified Acceptance Agents [C.A.A.] services/1040NR U.S. tax filing for refund claim of excess 1042S / 8288A/ 8805/ W2/ 1099.

We are happy to assist our clients in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective way.


Please visit our website for FAQ related to ITIN and US Tax Assistance.

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Call us:

IRS acceptance agents in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom (London) Office Contact:+442082211154
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IRS acceptance agents in Singapore
Singapore Office Contact:+65 31571534
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IRS Acceptance Agents in the United Arab Emirates
U.A.E (Dubai) Office Contact: +971 4311 6225
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IRS acceptance agent in Qatar
Qatar (Doha) Office Contact: +974 4031 6643
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IRS acceptance agent in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia (Khobar) Office Contact: +966 13 330 8452
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IRS acceptance agent in India
India (Bangalore) Office:+9180 6793 5783 
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India (Chennai) Office:+9144 4904 2844
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