How do you apply for a TN visa?
The TN visa is a popular choice for many Canadian citizens who have job offers in the United States. One of the components of this visa that makes it ideal for many is that it can be applied for at the United States border or port of entry when you go to start your new job. However, just because the TN visa is quickly processed and easy to apply for does not mean that it is easy. If you go to the border and don’t bring everything you need, you could be denied.
Requirements for the TN visa in the United States
Applicants who wish to work in the United States on a TN visa must be Canadian citizens with a valid passport that will not expire before the TN visa does, which is three years.
The applicant’s job offer needs to be formatted as a petition for a TN visa by their potential employer, and the job itself must require a high level of education and skill as per the jobs listed in the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) for this particular visa.
The applicant needs to be able to demonstrate through supporting documents that they are qualified for the visa they have been offered.
In addition, the TN visa is not a permanent visa and applicants need to be prepared to show they will leave the United States and return to Canada when necessary.
We are experienced in helping Canadians obtain work visas for the United States, and have been doing so for over 15 years. We are available to help you as well, just give us a call at the phone number above for assistance with your TN visa supporting documents or your questions regarding working in the United States.
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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