Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), certain citizens of Canada and Mexico can enter the U.S. under the nonimmigrant TN status. The TN Visa allows Canadian and Mexican citizens work temporarily work in the U.S. in a NAFTA-approved professional occupation. I have many years experience helping people obtain TN visa status.
Example of a TN visa applicant: The owners of a restaurant can apply for TN status for their employees if they are hiring Mexican workers and these jobs are professional in nature.
The following are the requirements to be eligible for the TN Visa:
Can my family join me with a TN visa?
Yes. Spouses and/or unmarried children under the age of 21 may enter the U.S. under the derivative TD visas. Family members are not required to be Canadian or Mexican citizens, and are eligible to remain in the U.S. for the duration of the TN Visa holder's stay. They may either accompany the TN Visa holder to the U.S. or come at a later time.
How do you apply for a TN VISA?
Canadian applicants may apply for theTN Visa either at a port of entry or at a preclearance station and must provide the following information:
Mexican citizens must apply for the TN visa at a U.S. Consulate and must provide the following information: