What are the requirements for a TN visa?
Did you know that there is a special United States work visa available just for Canadian citizens? This work visa is available at the US-Canada border, and can be applied for by Canadian citizens who have a job offer with a United States employer.
But just because a visa can be applied for at the border with little to no processing time does not mean it is easy. In fact, you have to be extra careful in making sure that you have brought everything you need to the border and that your documents will satisfy a visa officer. If not, you could be denied.
Requirements for a TN visa
When applying for a TN visa, you need to be a Canadian citizen (not a permanent resident) who has a valid job offer from a United States employer. A verbal job offer is not enough, as the job offer must be in written format as a petition for a TN visa on your behalf. This is a specific format, and US employers will likely have an immigration lawyer draft theirs up for them.
Another significant requirement of the TN visa is that you have the skills needed for the job and the ability to prove it with your resume, with your work references or with your education.
Strong ties to Canada are an important part of temporary visas like most work visas for the United States and the TN visa. This is so that you can prove to US immigration authorities that you have the motivation to return home to Canada when you are finished with your work, and that you will not overstay. There are many ways to prove strong ties, like with documents relating to property ownership, loans or investments and your family ties.
Do you want to work in the Untied States on a TN visa? We have helped many Canadian citizens obtain TN visas and other visas for the United States, and we can help you too. Give us a call!
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