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Can the minor child of a Permanent Resident (came on a k-1

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Can the minor child of a Permanent Resident (came on a k-1 visa, got her green card) get a SSN#? Do they need a USCIS Adjustment of Status or do they qualify as a child of a permanent resident? I am a US Citizen by birth so technically he is my stepson.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 7 months ago.
You do need an adjustment of status for the child to qualify for SSN.
Expert:  lev-tax replied 7 months ago.
However - you still may claim that child on your tax return - but if the child is not eligible for SSN - you woudl need to apply for ITIN,but still may claim that child as a dependent.However with ITIN - the child would not qualify for some deductions and credits..I appreciate if you take a moment to rate the answer.Experts are ONLY credited when answers are rated positively.If you still have any doubts, need clarification - please be sure to ask.I am here to help you with all tax related issues.