Applying for an Employer Identification Number

Every business that is established in Palau must apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Applicants must visit the Social Security office to complete the process.

Requirements for Palauan Citizens

Sole Proprietorship (With or Without Employees)
  • Must complete an EIN Application
  • Must have a valid Palau Social Security Number
Partnership
  • Must complete an EIN Application
  • Must have a valid Palau Social Security Number
  • Must present a Partnership agreement that has been registered at the Attorney General's Office
Corporation
  • Must complete an EIN Application
  • Must have a valid Palau Social Security Number
  • Must provide Corporate Charter, By-Laws, and Articles of Incorporation
Non Profit
  • Non-Profit Corportate Charter
  • Articles of Incorporations
  • By-Laws

Requirements for Foreign Citizens

Sole Proprietorship (With or Without Employees)
  • Must complete an EIN Application
  • Must have a valid Palau Social Security Number
  • Must present an Investor Permit and Foreign Investment Approval Certificate (FIAC)
  • Lease Agreement
Partnership
  • Must complete an EIN Application
  • Must have a valid Palau Social Security Number
  • Must present an Investor Permit, Partnership Agreement (registered at Attorney General's Office, and Foreign Investment Approval Certificate (FIAC)
  • Lease Agreement
Corporation
  • Must complete an EIN Application
  • Must have a valid Palau Social Security Number
  • Must present an Investor Permit, Foreign Investment Approval Certficate (FIAC), Corporate Charter, By-Laws, and Articles of Incorporation
  • Lease Agreement
Registered Non-Profit
  • Non-Profit Corporate Charter/ AG's Registration Certificate
  • Articles of Incorporations
  • By-Laws
  • Lease Agreement

Processing Time

If your EIN application is complete and all documents have been provided to the Social Security office, your EIN card will be available after 48 hours.

Existing Debts

Any Employer or Owner with an existing or past business that owes Social Security contributions shall not be eligible for obtaining a Social Security Number of any new employees or Employer Identification Number for a new business without first executing a payment agreement and making payment on time for at least six (6) months, or remitting full payment of amount owed.

Applicable Fees

To view Fee Schedule table, click Here.