Social Security Number (SSN) Application Now Possible Again at the American Consulate in Amsterdam

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Published on: 06-06-2024 Last modified on: 06-06-2024

Summary

Due to the efforts of Americans Overseas, it is now possible once again to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) at the American consulate in Amsterdam after a long hiatus.

Good news: Thanks to the efforts of Americans Overseas, it is once again possible to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) at the American consulate in Amsterdam.

After a long period, it is finally possible again to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) at the American consulate in Amsterdam, thanks to the efforts of Americans Overseas. This renewed opportunity provides a solution for many American citizens in the Netherlands who need an SSN for their financial and administrative obligations.

Preparation for Applying for an SSN

  1. Check your SSN status: Before applying for an SSN, contact the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Dublin, Ireland to verify if you already have an SSN. Send an email to FBU in Dublin to confirm this.
  2. Gather required documents: Ensure you have all the necessary documents ready for the application.
  3. Start your tax return: If you hold dual nationality in addition to your American citizenship, begin your tax return process. This can be done simultaneously with your SSN application.

Tip: Prepare everything so that you can submit your tax return to the IRS as soon as you receive your SSN. This also helps in quickly filing FBARs and avoiding penalties.

Schedule an Appointment for SSN Application at the American Consulate in Amsterdam

Send an email to the American Consulate in Amsterdam. Include in the body of the email your full name, date of birth, and the desired service. Also, attach the consent form from the Dublin FBU, if applicable.

Appointments at the American Consulate in Amsterdam are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on available resources.

Get informed at Americans Overseas

We, the founders of Americans Overseas, were born in the Netherlands and obtained our American nationality through our (American) mother.

When we heard about the US tax system for the first time around 2013, we were in total disbelief (it can’t be true!), anger (how can they do this?), fear (am I going to get fined or pick up other problems?), and panic (what should I do?). It is (unfortunately) true that there is an additional American tax levy. But there’s no information from the local government, and when approached, the consulate referred us to the IRS, and the IRS was impenetrable.

That’s why we started this initiative to help people from all over the world by providing proper information about the US tax system to avoid unnecessary panic and offering help free of obligation and free of charge. If needed, we have a network of affordable professionals (accountants) who can help you with your bitcoin tax obligations.

Contact us for more information

 

Source: 

U.S. Citizen Services – Social Security

 

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