An ITIN is:
- A tax processing number, issued by the IRS for certain resident and non-resident aliens, their spouses and dependents.
- All valid ITIN's are a nine-digit number in the same format as the SSN (9XX-8X-XXXX), begins with a "9" and the 4th and 5th digits range from 73 to 79, 81 to 88, 90 to 92, 94 to 99 and 50 to 65.
- Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN's) that haven't been included on a U.S. federal tax return at least once in the last three consecutive tax years will expire.
For more information: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/General-ITIN-Information
Here is a video from the IRS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4WVq-F0Kek&feature=youtu.be