HOW DO I REQUEST A FINCEN IDENTIFIER?
Individuals will be able to request a FinCEN identifier on or after January 1, 2024, by completing an electronic web form. Individuals will need to provide their full legal name, date of birth, address, unique identifying number and issuing jurisdiction from an acceptable identification document, and an image of the identification document. After an individual submits this information, the individual will immediately receive a FinCEN identifier unique to that individual.
Reporting companies may request a FinCEN identifier by checking a box on the beneficial ownership information report when they submit the report. After the reporting company submits the report, the reporting company will immediately receive a FinCEN identifier unique to that company. If a reporting company wishes to request a FinCEN identifier after submitting its initial beneficial ownership report, it may submit an updated beneficial ownership information report requesting a FinCEN identifier, even if the company does not otherwise need to update its information.