Getting a TN visa for the US
The TN visa is a United States work visa for Canadian citizens only (not permanent residents) who have job offers in the United States. If you’ve always wanted to work in the United States, have a job offer and are Canadian, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to do so. Unlike other visas, you do not have to wait for lengthy processing times and can apply for this visa as you enter the United States. But the visa is still difficult to obtain, and you must ensure that you meet the requirements.
Being eligible for the TN visa in the United States
The NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is an agreement between countries of North America that encompasses the TN visa. The job you have been offered must appear on this list, which includes professional occupations such as engineers, medial professionals, scientists and others.
You’ll need to provide supporting documents that show you are qualified for this job and have all of the necessary credentials and certificates and education for the job you have been offered, as well as an up-to-date resume.
As a temporary visa holder in the United States, you’ll need a valid passport to return to Canada as well as evidence you will return to Canada for something such as a job, your family, your home or your assets.
We are an award-winning immigration law firm that has over 15 years of experience in helping Canadians apply for United States work visas, including the TN visa. Make sure that you are prepared for your visa application before you apply, and ensure that you let a licensed immigration lawyer review your supporting documents. You will 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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