How to get (or renew) an ITIN number

The ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number) is a tax processing number only available for certain nonresident and resident aliens, their spouses, and dependents who cannot get a Social Security Number (SSN). It is a 9-digit number, beginning with the number "9", formatted like an SSN (NNN-NN-NNNN). To obtain the ITIN number, you need an appropriate