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    Mar 11, 2009, 02:48 PM
    Can I claim Dependent (brother) on B1 (Tourist/Business) Visa ?

    I am on H1 Visa and my brother came to USA and stayed with me twice for a total of 165 days on tourist/business visa (B1). He does not have a SSN or ITIN.

    - Can I claim him as a dependent on my tax return for year 2008 ?
    - If yes, what do I need to do ?

    Thanks in advance for your help,
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    Mar 11, 2009, 11:15 PM

    No, a dependent must be citizen or resident of the U.S.

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