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A simple way to apply for EIN online is to have an agent in the US who do have a valid US tax ID.Another issue is that EIN would be needed if the LLC will have employees in the US - otherwise - it is not clear why the foreign alien even need EIN? That is important because that reason must be stated on application and different documents might be required.
You wrote - In order to get the bank account he would need that EINThat is not correct interpretation...A nonresident alien may open a bank account and there NO such law which requires to have EIN or any tax ID.Some banks are asking for tax ID - that is correct.But a nonresident alien may - for instance visit a local office of the Bank Of America and open a personal bank account without having an LLC or EIN or ITIN Also - if you apply to the IRS asking to provide EIN because it is needed to open a bank account - the IRS will ask to provide a letter from the bank with such requirement.
I bet that you would not easily find a bank which will provide such letter...
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