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ftvturbo
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Can I claim as a dependent a Sri Lankan child I supported (raising and educational costs) from birth who now lives with me as a college student (FI-visa)?

I pay 100% of this person's expenses (living and educational).  She has an F1 visa.  She does not have a SSN.  She is my Goddaughter and lives with me.

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JohnW15
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Can I claim as a dependent a Sri Lankan child I supported (raising and educational costs) from birth who now lives with me as a college student (FI-visa)?

Unfortunately, she doesn't qualify as your dependent.  She's not a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.  Also, either a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is generally required to claim someone as your dependent.

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JohnW15
Intuit Alumni

Can I claim as a dependent a Sri Lankan child I supported (raising and educational costs) from birth who now lives with me as a college student (FI-visa)?

Unfortunately, she doesn't qualify as your dependent.  She's not a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.  Also, either a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is generally required to claim someone as your dependent.

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