The TN visa is related to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade agreements between Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
Canadian citizens may apply for the visa either at their local US Consulate or at the border control or port of entry into the United States.
Mexican citizens must apply via the US Consulate.
To qualify for a TN visa, you must…
No. TN visas only cover permanent or part-time employment for a US-based employer.
Most types of positions require a baccalaureate-level degree, as detailed below. There are a few exceptions, which we can help guide you through.
Yes, only the TN visa holder must be a citizen of the NAFTA signatory country.
TN holders cannot adjust status for Green Cards while in the U.S., however there is a process for applying for either EB1-1 (Extraordinary Ability), EB2, EB3 (Labor Certification Process) Green Cards via Consular process, however this process must be carefully managed. Contact us for more information.
Unless otherwise specified, the position normally requires Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.