Social Security Administration

To Whom It May Concern:

The individual bearing this letter is a non-resident alien. This person will be receiving payments for fees or honoraria (short term international visitor, non-employee).

This individual does not currently possess a Social Security Number, and is not entitled to obtain one, and must instead apply for an Individual Taxpayer ID Number from the IRS.

However, per IRS requirements for ITIN applications, the individual must attach proof that his "application for an SSN (Form SS-5) was rejected by the SSA" (W-7 instructions, revised 12-17-2003).

Therefore we are requesting that your office provide this individual with a Denial Letter, so that he/she may submit the required documents to process his/her W-7.

University of Puget Sound
1500 North Warner
Tacoma, Washington