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The IRS has had my passport for 120 days, and I haven't gotten it back. When I call them, they ask me to wait. I have to go somewhere soon and my visa status needs to be changed too. What should I do? Will they give me letter saying they have lost it so that I can apply for the new one?

I have asked them about this several times and every time they reply saying "I'm sorry ma'am but we can not do anything in this matter" and when I ask them to give me the location or phone number of the IRS office in Austin, they say "We cannot do that."

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    Why does the IRS have your passport? Since you mentioned Austin, I presume you're applying for an ITIN. If that's the case, have you seen this question? – John Bensin Aug 30 '13 at 20:33
  • Yes, I have already seen that question. I m worried about for long should I wait? Because every time, they say it is 30 days and they would do something about it. I m afraid that what if my original passport arrives the day I file for new one. – user11095 Aug 30 '13 at 21:02
  • Thanks for replying. They have my passport because i had applied for itin no. – user11095 Aug 30 '13 at 21:03
  • @user11095 if original arrives the day you file for new one - you just surrender the original to your consulate. It will be cancelled anyway. – littleadv Aug 30 '13 at 21:26
  • oh okay.......But all my visa stamps are there on the original one. It will be a whole lot of trouble again when traveling. i hope to get my passport really soon. – user11095 Aug 30 '13 at 22:33

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