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I am a US citizen and I married an Australian Citizen in

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Hello. I am a US citizen and I married an Australian Citizen in November of last year. We are working on filing for a spousal Visa. I filed my 2015 taxes as MARRIED and my accountant is asking for my Australian wife's Social Security Number.
Can I get a Social Security Number for her even though she is a non-resident of the US?
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 9 months ago.

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She will not get social security number until you file for adjustment of status, basically apply for a green card. In meantime she can apply for ITIN - taxpayer identification number. Your accountant can attach the application to the return.

Here are some information and how to get it: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/general-itin-information

Expert:  emc011075 replied 9 months ago.

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