What you need to know about TN visa applications
The TN visa for the United States is an extremely popular work visa option. It is popular because there is no cap, meaning there isn’t a restriction on how many of these visas are given out each year. It is also very popular because as a visa only for Canadians, it can be applied for directly at the United States-Canada border and there is no long processing time.
However, it’s extremely important that you are aware that just because the visa is faster to obtain, does not mean that it is easy to obtain. In fact, many immigration service providers offer TN Visa kits, but it’s not a good idea to go it alone without the expertise of an immigration lawyer.
About applying for a TN visa to work in the United States
When applying for a TN visa you need to have a properly formatted job offer from a United States employer. This petition for a TN visa must offer you a job that is found on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) list of approved occupations for the TN Visa.
These occupations, called professional occupations, are occupations that have certain requirements like a high level of education and skill.
When you apply for your TN visa, you need to demonstrate that you are qualified for this job as evidenced by your resume, employer references and your education or degrees.
Your TN visa won’t be valid for longer than three years, so your Canadian passport needs to be valid for the next three years.
Another important part of your TN visa application is that you have strong ties to Canada and can prove it, so immigration officials know you won’t overstay your visa.
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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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