Transfer or hire workers from Mexico or Canada to the US with a TN Visa.
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If you are a professional worker from Canada or Mexico, you may be eligible for a visa through the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), formerly known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The USMCA allows for the temporary entry of certain professionals, such as accountants, engineers, scientists, to work or engage in business activities in the United States.
TN Visas allow Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the United States temporarily in certain qualifying professions, such as architects, engineers, accountants, and more. The complete list of available professions is listed below.
To qualify for a TN visa, the applicant must have a job offer from a U.S. employer in a qualifying profession, possess the necessary education and experience for the position, and intend to work in the United States temporarily only.
TN visas do not provide a direct pathway to permanent residence, but TN visa holders may be eligible to apply for a green card if they otherwise meet the necessary eligibility requirements.
The visas are classified as follows:
TD visas are available to dependents (spouses and children under the age of 21) of TN visa holders. They allow the dependents of TN visa holders to accompany them to the United States while they are working temporarily. TD visa holders are not authorized to work in the United States, but they may study while in the U.S.
Below is a list of all the professions listed by USMCA, along with their requirements
If you are looking to obtain a TN work permit for a professional, you will need to provide evidence that the position to be filled requires a professional worker and that the foreign worker has the necessary qualifications and experience to fill the role. In particular, you need evidence that:
If you’re a Canadian Citizen, you are not required to apply for a TN Visa at a US consulate, and you may apply at the border upon entry. You must, however, provide proof of Canadian citizenship, a letter from your prospective employer detailing the purpose of employment, length of stay and how you meet the requirements and qualify for the position.
To apply for a TN Visa, you will need to follow the following steps:
Even though an individual can make a TN Visa application independently, the application process can be complex, taxing, and very stressful for all parties involved. Even small mistakes can lead to a refusal or denial.
Contact a Motivus TN Visa lawyer today to verify your qualifications and review your application materials. Hiring an experienced TN Visa lawyer offers peace of mind, comfort, and reassurance during the application process. Once retained, we will provide the proper guidance and relief throughout the process at no additional charge.
The processing time for a TN Visa can vary depending on the volume of applications and the specific border or consulate where you apply. However, this type of visa is considered one of the fastest ways for Canadians and Mexicans to get a US work visa.
There are fees associated with applying for a TN visa. It is best to check with the embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date fee amounts.
If you have any questions about the TN Visa process or are ready to start your application, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can provide you with the guidance and support you need to complete the process successfully.
If you’re a Canadian Citizen, you are not required to apply for a TN Visa at a US consulate, and instead you may apply at the border. You must provide proof of Canadian citizenship; a letter from your prospective employer detailing the purpose of employment, length of stay and why you qualify for the position. You must also pay any applicable fees.
Mexican citizens must obtain a visa to enter the United States as TN nonimmigrants.
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