One result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is that citizens of Canada and Mexico who wish to work temporarily or conduct temporary business activities in the United States – for up to three years – may apply for a TN nonimmigrant visa. As our NAFTA partners, Canadian and Mexican citizens may obtain a TN visa without many of the requirements of acquiring an H-1B visa.
Requirements for a TN Nonimmigrant Visa
To be approved for the TN visa, employment must already be secured in the U.S., you may not be self-employed, and you need to have professional qualifications or credentials. Mexican and Canadian citizens and their U.S.-based employers should retain the advice and services of an experienced Columbus immigration attorney to acquire TN visas. An experienced Columbus immigration attorney will also answer your questions about a TN nonimmigrant visa and any related immigration matters.
How to Apply for the TN Nonimmigrant Visa
Mexican citizens must apply for the TN visa through the consulate or U.S. embassy closest to them in Mexico. Citizens of Canada may apply for a TN visa at a U.S. port of entry so long as they can document their TN visa eligibility. A TN visa holder’s spouse and children may accompany the visa holder to the United States under TD nonimmigrant visa status.
If you decide during your time in the United States that you would like to remain here, let an experienced Columbus immigration attorney help you seek a change of immigration status and a green card that represents lawful permanent residence in the United States.
To learn more about obtaining a TN visa, or if you already hold a TN visa and you would like to become a lawful permanent resident in the U.S., arrange to speak with a trustworthy and experienced Columbus immigration attorney today.
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