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I have clients who are legally here working in the US but their

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I have clients who are legally here working in the US but their children do not have social security numbers, can they claim them as dependents?

Anne :

Thank you for using justanswer

Anne :

Are the children also in the US?

Customer:

Yes, they are dependents in all aspects except they do not have ssns

Anne :

Ok.......the parents will be able to claim the children if they have all been on US soil for more than 180 days, however, I need to find out a little more information before I tell you if they qualify for SS#'s or ITIN #'s

Anne :

What country are your clients from?

Anne :

What visa are they here under?

Customer:

Italy

Anne :

Do they plan to go back to Italy, or are they planning on getting a green card?

Customer:

They are here temporarily and plan to return relatively soon.

Anne :

what type of visa are they under please?

Customer:

I believe they are here on a work visa

Anne :

H1B visa?

Anne :

what kind of work do they do?

Customer:

I am not sure, sorry.

Customer:

He is consulting

Anne :

I'm not trying to frustrate you or anything...........I just want to be sure we get it right

Customer:

Does it matter?

Anne :

Please tell me the type of work they ddo

Anne :

yes

Customer:

I am honestly not sure, I believe he is consulting on a movie project

Anne :

ok that helps alot

Anne :

can you hold just a second while I look that up?

Customer:

Yes, thanks.

Anne :

Could you also tell me when he first arrive on US soil?

Customer:

June 2012

Anne :

Has he met the 180 day qualification?

Customer:

Yes

Anne :

ok......I THINK he is here on an O-1 visa

Anne :

Please see below:

Anne :

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/an-o-1-visa-the-us-do-you-qualify.html

Customer:

Thank you. I will check it out.

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