First great thread and very informative.Ok here is an update on ITIN. The application sent in Dec last year and I got this envelope from IRS last week. I was excited for 5’ and opened it, there was no ITIN number, they were just returning the original document.
I’ll keep you posted.
Wow 5 months just to get your original documents back. The handling times at IRS are way long now it seems.
I'm planning to send my W7 application soon but that would probably mean I'd have to wait until november-december due to covid19 etc. Could be worth it to pay a certified agent to do all this for me for a couple of weeks instead. It'll take a couple of more weeks to find a US bank to open an account as well.
My original plan was to get both ITIN, CC-cards from Amex and a US bank account before end of 2020.