My wife and son are oversees and not resident in Canada nor Canadian citizens. Can I claim them as wife and child dependent?

My wife lives overseas along with our son who is adopted also overseas. Both remain foreign nationals. I support them and we live as a family as much as possible under the circumstances. I also work overseas most of the time.

I have not tried to claim them in past years because of lack of supporting documentation.

It will make a substantial difference on my tax payable if I can claim them this year. If I go ahead an claim them what can I expect from revenue Canada ?

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You can claim the wife but not the child as the child MUST live with you. Need to know the wife's world net income converted to Canadian $$

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