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The TN Visa Process

TN Visa

The TN visa category, established under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), provides a valuable pathway for citizens of Canada and Mexico to work temporarily in the United States in certain professional occupations. This visa category facilitates the movement of skilled professionals across North America, promoting economic growth, collaboration, and cultural exchange. The TN visa is designed for individuals who are employed in professions that require a high level of skill and expertise, such as engineers, scientists, teachers, and healthcare professionals. Unlike many other visa categories, the TN visa does not require a labor certification or sponsorship from a U.S. employer, making it an attractive option for qualified professionals seeking employment in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for a TN visa, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens of Canada or Mexico, as the TN visa is exclusively available to citizens of these countries under the NAFTA treaty.
  • Professional Occupation: Applicants must be employed in one of the designated professional occupations listed under the NAFTA treaty. These occupations include but are not limited to engineers, scientists, teachers, healthcare professionals, and management consultants.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must possess the necessary qualifications and credentials required for their specific profession. This may include a relevant degree, professional license, or certification.
  • Job Offer: Applicants must have a job offer from a U.S. employer for a position that falls within one of the designated professional occupations listed under the NAFTA treaty.
  • Temporary Intent: Applicants must demonstrate that their stay in the United States is temporary and that they intend to return to their home country upon the expiration of their TN status

Conclusion

The TN visa category offers valuable opportunities for citizens of Canada and Mexico to work temporarily in the United States in certain professional occupations. At KPB Immigration Law Firm, we are committed to helping eligible individuals navigate the TN visa process to achieve their professional goals in the United States. If you are interested in learning more about the TN visa category or need assistance with your TN visa application, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.