How to Open Merchant Account Without SSN?

Hey everyone. So today we’re going to be talking about how to open up a merchant account without an SSN.

Hey everyone, this is Sina Bonabi from EIN Express. I’m an IRS Certified Acceptance Agent and I’m both trained and authorized by the IRS to help non-US citizens all over the world just like you, to successfully get the EINs and the ITINs for them.

We’ve assisted over 2240 non-US citizens to help get the EINs and ITINs and we’d love to help you get yours too.

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How to Get a Merchant Account Without an SSN?

So today, we’re going to be talking about how to open up a merchant account online without an SSN.

So a lot of these popular merchant companies like PayPal or Square or Stripe or Data One, they’re all requesting an SSN.

Now if you’re a non-US citizen, nonresident alien, and you don’t have an SSN, then what’s the alternative? How can you still open up this merchant account without one?

And the alternative is something called an ITIN, an individual tax identification number.

Now I do have to put an asterisk and say that if you are looking to open up a merchant account, you should always contact the customer service for that merchant company and ask them if they do accept the ITIN in place of the SSN, since you are a nonresident alien, non-US citizen, and majority of them do accept it.

I can tell you firsthand that PayPal and Stripe do and that’s the alternative to it.

So that’s how you could open up a merchant account with these guys without having an SSN. You can get an ITIN and that’s what we specialize in.

I’ve worked with hundreds, thousands of non-US citizens to get their ITIN with success from the IRS and a lot of them who are on the business side of it, they use the ITIN to be able to open up those merchant accounts with Stripe or PayPal, whoever.

I do also want to add that you should in addition to the ITIN, see what else the merchant company is also requesting to sign up for an account, what other additional information.

So that’s one thing I also want to throw in there too.

Apply for your ITIN here:


What To Do Next

I hope this video was informative.

I hope it was helpful. If you have any questions or comments, go ahead and post them below and when you’re ready to get your ITIN, I would love to help you.

To get that started, go ahead and click the link below as well too. Thank you. Take care.

Apply for your ITIN here:

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