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TN Visa

The TN category allows admission of Canadian or Mexican citizens for the purpose of:

  • Working in the U.S as a professional – or –
  • Working for a foreign employer to provide professional services to a U.S. employer

 The TN Visa is limited to occupations specified in the NAFTA treaty and must be located within the 50 states – Puerto Rico – or – D.C.

 TN Processing

-        A Mexican citizen must apply for a TN visa from a U.S. consulate or embassy before entering the U.S.

-        A Canadian citizen does not require a visa and will apply for the TN status at a U.S. port of entry

TN Eligibility

-        Have Canadian or Mexican citizenship

-        Business activity must be in one of the NAFTA-specified occupations

-        Employment must be a pre-arranged business activity

-        TN applicant must have the qualifications for the occupation

-        Entry in TN status must be temporary

Consult your local U.S. consulate or embassy for information on how to apply and what supporting documentation is required for the TN visa.