Applying for a TN Visa for the US
You’ll need a work visa for the United States, even if you are a Canadian citizen and have a job offer. In this situation, a TN visa may be the most ideal choice for you. This visa is a visa that is exclusively available to Canadian citizens who have existing job offers in professional occupations. However, there are very strict requirements that you must meet in order to apply for this work visa in the United States.
Requirements for the TN visa for the United States
Along with having a job offer in a position that is appropriate for a TN visa, applicants must ensure that they can prove to United States immigration authorities that they are qualified for the position they have been offered. They can do this using their resume, their education history, work references and more.
Because the TN work visa is a temporary work visa (like all United States work visas), applicants need to show that they have every intention to return home to Canada once their work is finished in the United States. They can show proof that they own a home in Canada and are making mortgage payments, proof of investments and assets, proof of the fact that you have a family in Canada and more.
These supporting documents, along with your original job offer, are important components of your TN visa application. Before you apply, make sure that you have a licensed immigration lawyer review your supporting documentation and ensure that you are eligible for this visa before you apply. You’ll be glad you did!
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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