How to get a TN visa for the US
Almost anyone who is looking to work in the United States will have to obtain a work permit or a work visa, and a requirement of most of these work visas is that you have a job offer already from a United States employer. The TN visa is no different, as all applicants for a TN visa will need a job offer.
But that’s not all. The job offer must be in a specific type of job, called a professional occupation. A list of these occupations is included in the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) job list for the TN visa.
The TN visa can be applied for at the US-Canadian border, but like all visas for the Untied States, there are strict requirements you must meet in order to avoid being refused for a TN visa.
Requirements for a TN visa to work in the United States
Along with having a job offer in a certain occupation, the job offer itself must meet certain requirements as it must be formatted as a petition for a TN visa by your employer.
The TN visa, like most United States work visas, is a temporary visa. This means that you will have to show that you have strong ties to Canada and will return to Canada when the work is over. You can do this with documents that show information about your family in Canada, your property in Canada as well as any employment in Canada. In addition, you will need to have a valid passport for the duration of your TN visa.
The TN visa is not easy to obtain because of the large amount of supporting documentation required for the visa. However, we can help you get there! Give us a call today to learn more about how you can apply for a TN visa.
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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