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In brief, the number that you are referring to is called an E.I.N. (Employer Identification Number), and yes, foreign
persons can obtain an E.I.N. for tax purposes. There are several ways to apply for the E.I.N., applying by telephone is the quickest way to obtain it. To apply for the SS4 over the telephone, you can(NNN) NNN-NNNN You can refer to the following IRS
webpage for the other options of applying for the E.I.N.
Note that the form
SS4 does not ask about Visa information.
Link to form SS4:
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