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payroll services   /  Identification Numbers (Temporary and Dummy)

DUMMY identification numbers are issued to persons that do not qualify or do not intend to apply for a US permanent identification number (SSN or ITIN). Dummy identification numbers are issued for the following:

  • Non-US citizen volunteers
    • Receipt and use of a dummy number for a volunteer implies that no future employee or trainee payments are anticipated.
  • Non-US citizens with foreign sourced income
  • Patient refunds

Dummy identification numbers are issued by UAB Tax. For non-US citizen dummy number requests, provide a copy of the person's passport or visa via email (tax@uab.edu) or fax (205-934-9369). Please direct inquiries to UAB Tax.

TEMPORARY records identification numbers are issued to persons that qualify to apply or have applied for a US permanent identification number. Temporary records identification numbers are issued for the following:

(Select the appropriate classification for a listing of the documents required to obtain a temporary identification number.)

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

  • Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that non-US citizens wait ten business days from their arrival in the country before a social security application may be made.

  • Please use the link, https://www.uab.edu/students/images/documents/services/international/social-security.pdf, for information pertaining to the social security application and the on-campus employer verification form that must be completed.   
  • Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) are required for non-US citizens with 1042S reportable scholarships and fellowships (trainees).

  • Employees receiving compensation (salary/wage) payments are required to have a social security number.

  • Trainees with ITIN numbers that change to a compensated assignment must request a SSN and relinquish the ITIN. In order for the employee to be eligible to complete a SSN application, please notify UAB Tax (tax@uab.edu).
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