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Information Required for the Application Process

New agencies applying to the SAVE Program should be prepared to provide the following information at various stages of the application process. Please note the additional information under the heading “FOR FEDERAL AGENCIES ONLY” in the table does not apply to state and local agencies.


Data Element


Agency Name

Complete name of agency.

Agency Mailing Address

Complete mailing address of agency.

Agency POC

Information specific to agency’s primary administrator accessing the SAVE Program.

Benefit, license, or other activity for which your agency will be verifying immigration status

List the benefit(s), license(s), or other activities that an agency administers for which you are authorized to verify citizenship or immigration status.

Section of law requiring or authorizing the verification of immigration status

Cite the specific statute, regulation, or ordinance that authorizes an organization to grant the benefit(s), license(s), or otherwise conduct the activities that require citizenship or immigration status verification.


City of X Code, Article I, Title 5.10.300;

State of X Code, Title 21, Section 5(a) (15).

Estimated number of queries your agency will submit each year

Amount of queries an agency expects to submit to the SAVE Program.

Billing POC name, fax number, telephone number, e-mail address, and physical address

Customer information specific for the billing point of contact.

Tax Identification Number/Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Agency’s tax identification number registered with the Internal Revenue Service.

Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) or Business Partner Network (BPN) number

DUNS and BPN are unique identification numbers that are used to identify an agency.

Payment method (for example, wire transfer, check, or credit card)

Method of payment to be used for SAVE Program access charges.

Amount obligated (budgeted)

Amount of money that an agency has obligated to pay for SAVE through the Customer Purchase Obligation Expiration Date.

Funds expiration date

End of the SAVE Program fiscal year (for example, September 30, 2010) or the end of an agency’s fiscal year (for example, June 30, 2010).


Trading Partner Number (TPIN)

Number assigned to organizations that are, or intend to be, contractors to the Federal Government of the United States.

Agency Locator Code (ALC)

Numeric identification code used to identify an agency accounting location or regional financial office on accounting reports and documents. The ALC consists of an eight-digit agency accounting station, a four-digit disbursing office symbol, or a three-digit Treasury Financial Center symbol.

Treasury Account Symbol (TAS)


Identification code assigned by the Department of the Treasury, in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget and the owner agency, to an individual appropriation, receipt, or other fund account.

Business Event Transaction Code (BETC)

Eight-character code to show the type of activity being reported, such as payments, collections, or borrowings.

Line of Accounting

Purchase order number or Intra-government Payment and Collection (IPAC) number.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/18/2010