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Are F1 Student visa kids living under my roof considered dependents?

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I have a family living with me that are here on a student visa.

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They are not my children

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You generally cannot claim a person as a dependent unless that person is a U.S. citizen, U.S. resident alien, U.S. national, or a resident of Canada or Mexico.

Foreign students brought to this country under a qualified international education exchange program and placed in American homes for a temporary period generally are not U.S. residents and do not meet the requirement.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
If it is my daughter, and she is not allowed to work but I am providing for her family, does that make a difference?

Is she a US citizen or resident?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am a resident and she is here on an F1 visa with my grand daughter.

If she is not a US citizen or resident, no. You cannot claim her.

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