Clients often ask if a Social Security card is necessary to file bankruptcy.  The good news is that you do not need a Social Security card to file bankruptcy.  However, if you do not have a Social Security card, you will need to produce an ITIN number.

So, what is an ITIN number?

The Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is helpful for people who cannot produce a Social Security number. This number helps avoid tax problems. It is important to remember that you will need an ID document proving your SSN or ITIN number, should you move forward with bankruptcy.