What Do I Need to Apply for a TN Visa?


Are you a Canadian citizen with a job offer in the United States? Is this job offer in a professional occupation, such as engineering, medicine or science? You could be eligible to apply for the TN visa, which is a United States work visa that is only for Canadians.

Understanding the TN Visa

In order to work in the United States legally, you need to have a work visa even if you are a Canadian citizen and you already have a job offer.  Even though TN visas are only available for Canadian citizens, that doesn’t mean that you will have an easy time getting one. There is a significant amount of documentation that is required to obtain one of these visas.

What Do I need to Apply for a TN Visa for the United States?

In order to apply for a TN visa, you need to have a valid Canadian passport as proof of your citizenship, and the passport must be valid for longer than three years because this is as long as the visa will be valid for. Your job offer must be in a specific format for the TN visa, which is as a petition for the TN visa from your employer.

You must also be able to show United States immigration authorities that you are qualified for the job that you have been offered, which can be done using your resume (as long as it is up to date and properly formatted) as well as any degrees you may have earned or other proof of relevant education. TN visas are not easy to obtain, but the opportunity to work in the United States is just too good to pass up! Make sure that you speak with a licensed immigration lawyer regarding your TN visa application before you apply! We can help you.

Do You Need Help Applying for a TN Visa?

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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