Applying for a TN Visa for the United States
When applying for a United States work visa, many Canadian citizens choose to apply for the TN visa. This option is popular because there is no cap on the number of visas given out each year, and only Canadian citizens (or citizens of Mexico) can apply for them. These visas are a great option for many Canadians, provided they can meet the requirements.
Requirements for Obtaining a TN Visa
In fact, a TN visa can be applied for at the border to the United States. But this does not mean that a TN visa is an easy visa to get. It can be especially difficult to obtain one because there are so many requirements for this visa. There are no short-cuts!
Specific Requirement Applying for a TN Visa
One of the most strict requirements of the TN visa application is that your job appears on the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) list for the TN visa application. If your job does not exist on this list then you may need to look into a different work visa. The list includes jobs like doctors, engineers, pharmacists and scientists.
You must have a job offer in place from a United States employer, and this job offer will have to be formatted in a specific way for the TN visa by your employer.
Required to Demonstrate Abilities
In addition, you must be able to demonstrate using your resume, education credentials and other supporting documents that you are qualified for the job that you have been offered in the United States.
Want to Obtain a TN Visa?
Do you want to obtain a TN visa to work in the United States? Do you meet the requirements, or are you concerned you may not meet the requirements? Contact us for assistance. We can be reached at the telephone number above or on the e-mail form to the right.
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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