International students who are receiving non-service fellowships, although not eligible to apply for a social security number, are eligible to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), to obtain tax treaty benefits. You will find a list of countries that have a tax treaty with the United States at the bottom of this page.
The ITIN, once granted, will allow you to benefit from the tax treaty and will reduce the amount of U.S. taxes you are responsible to pay. Once granted the ITIN, you must report the number to the International Tax Office by contacting email@example.com. You will become eligible for a social security number when your stipend becomes remuneration for service.
Reason you are submitting form section, check f. and check h., then write in "exception2B", enter treaty country and treaty article, refer to treaty article list at the bottom of this page.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment to have your documents verified. You need to bring originals and photocopies of the documents listed below.
|Czech Republic||21 (1)|
|Trinidad & Tobago||19 (1)|
|CIS - Armenia Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan||VI(1)(d) - Max. $9,999|