I am on H-1B visa and my wife just received her H-4B. She is not allowed to get SSN as this is only for people who allowed to work. I need to get her TIN (TAX Identification Number) but not sure where to start as I have been told she needs TIN for Driver licensing and open Bank account.
You contact for tax identification. Also, can be given for non-work purposes if the law requires you to provide a non-work Social Security number to get a federal benefit or state general assistance benefit that you are otherwise qualified for.
See this info TIN: http://www. .gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Taxpayer-Identification-Numbers-(TIN)
This for SSN: http://ssa-custhelp.ssa