TN NAFTA Professional Workers

On December 8, 1993 the United States Congress approved the North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA). Following this agreement the TN classification was created to permit qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to enter the U.S for purposes of temporary employment in a NAFTA approved professional occupation.

TN Visa for Canada and Mexico

There are different rules for Canadian and Mexican citizens who wish to apply for TN classification status. Canadian citizens are not required to apply for a TN visa at a U.S. consulate where as a Mexican citizen should apply directly at a U.S. embassy or consulate in Mexico. Contact our immigration law office to discuss your situation with our TN visa lawyer. Call Toll FREE 1-888-517-9888 to schedule a free initial consultation.

General Eligibility for TN Status

  • You must be a citizen of Canada or Mexico
  • The position requires a NAFTA professional
  • Accept a full-time or part-time job with a U.S. employer
  • Have the required education or experience for the qualified job or profession

TN Visa Term Limit

A person admitted as a TN non immigrant may remain in the United States for a maximum of three years. At the end of this period the individual must seek readmission in TN non immigrant status or apply to USCIS for an extension of stay in the U.S. Extension of stays are in increments that do not exceed three years. There is no limit on the number of times a Canadian or Mexican citizen may apply for a TN visa.

Spouses and Children of TN non immigrant visa holder may be admitted to the United States as a NAFTA dependent. The may be granted non-immigrant status but are not allowed to work.

Call Toll FREE 1-888-517-9888

Whether or not you are a citizen from Canada or Mexico, having a knowledgeable immigration lawyer represent you will greatly increase your chances of obtaining a TN visa. The immigration attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth have helped individuals from Canada, Mexico and all over the world with their immigration needs. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.