Originally Posted by shunmuga
#1. Can you please help me to identify my status - alien or non-resident alien ?
#2. Do i need to file the tax as married and filing jointly ?
#3. Do i need to file with the status as resident alien ?
#1;resident alien as a us resident for tax purposes
#2;either mfj or mfs or hoH
#3;yes. The benefit of filing taxes after you met the SPT is, that you can claim being a resident for the time you were in the US. That allows you to claim your kid if you have which you could not do as a non-resident alien. You would also be able to claim more deductions (itemized) than as a non-resident alien.