A TN visa allows Canadian and Mexican professionals to live and work in the United States. However, before you can apply, you have to ensure you meet all the TN visa requirements. Check out our guide below:
“A citizen of a NAFTA country may work in a professional occupation in the U.S. provided:
If all of these conditions are met, then a TN may be issued.”
However, according to travel.state.gov: “The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the US Embassy or Consulate where you apply.”
Follow our steps below:
Before you can apply for a TN visa, you need to first receive a job offer from an employer willing to sponsor you and file an application on your behalf. From this moment onward, we’ll refer to your employer as the “Petitioner” and you (the employee) as the “Beneficiary.”
Before you go any further, as the beneficiary you should make sure the job you are being offered is listed as a TN occupation. According to wikihow: “The job must be one of the professions in Appendix 1603.D.1 of the NAFTA.” You can find the full list of acceptable occupations here.
You have to be able to qualify for what’s known as the Minimum Education Requirements, or Alternative Credentials of your chosen TN occupation.
These requirements will vary depending on the occupation, but most TN occupations will require you to possess a Baccalaureate or Licenciatura degree in a relevant field. However, there are some occupations that only require five years of suitable work experience.
The petitioner must write a support letter that contains the following key information:
Bring the following to the port of entry or US Consulate:
The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining a TN Visa for a foreign beneficiary are complex and usually require legal expertise. As such, if you’re considering applying for a TN visa, you should consider hiring an immigration lawyer. At Visaplace, we have helped thousands and thousands of Canadians and Mexicans successfully enter the U.S. with TN Visas and we can help you too!
Getting started is easy. Simply fill out our Free Immigration Assessment Form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.
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