Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)

To apply for a W-7, the IRS requires the original or a certified copy of your passport; the American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy can make a true copy of your passport which is accepted by the IRS with your ITIN application (W-7) and tax return.  You must make an appointment for a notary service using our online system.  Each signature by the consular officer is $50, and all fees are non-refundable. 

To make a true copy of a passport for an ITIN application at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem:

To make a true copy of a passport for an ITIN application at the Branch Office in Tel Aviv:             

The IRS has certified several Israeli accounting firms as “Certified Acceptance Agents” who can accept and process W-7s and tax returns.  Please contact the Acceptance Agents directly for information on their fees and services.

IRS List of Certified Acceptance Agents.

If your ITIN wasn’t included on a U.S. federal tax return at least once for tax years 2018, 2019, and 2020, your ITIN will expire on December 31, 2021. ITINs with middle digits (the fourth and fifth positions) “70,” “71,” “72,” “73,” “74,” “75,” “76,” “77,” “78,” “79,” “80,” “81,” “82,” “83,” “84,” “85,” “86,” “87,” or “88” have expired.  In addition, ITINs with middle digits “90,” “91,” “92,” “94,” “95,” “96,” “97,” “98,” or “99,” IF assigned before 2013, have expired.

More information is available on the ITIN page at