FAQs about the TN Visa
Yes. If the foreign worker entered the United States in a different nonimmigrant visa category (i.e. visitor); was present in the United States in valid nonimmigrant status when the TN petition was approved; and a request for a change of status from the nonimmigrant status to TN status was requested, then the foreign worker could… Read More
Yes. Assuming the foreign worker possesses an Arrival/Departure Record/form I-94 (Canadian citizen) or a machine readable TN visa in their passport (Mexican citizen), s/he can enter and exit the United States during the validity period of the form I-94 or visa (the foreign worker must also continue to be employed by the TN U.S. employer).
The Mexican citizen must proceed to a United States consulate in Mexico. The United States consulate in Mexico will issue the TN visa based upon the approved TN petition. The Mexican citizen may, however, apply for a TN visa without filing a TN petition
The Canadian citizen must proceed to a Class ‘A’ land port of entry or United States pre-clearance station at an airport in Canada. The Customs and Border Protection will issue the TN visa based upon the approved TN petition.
The U.S. employer files a TN petition and a letter in support along with required documentation with the USCIS Vermont Service Center. Once the TN petition is approved by the USCIS, the approval notice is forwarded to the U.S. employer. The U.S. employer forwards the approval notice to the foreign worker who, when physically entering… Read More
A TN visa is issued to ‘professional’ by the USCIS (Canadian and Mexican citizens) or Customs and Border Protection (Canadian citizens) or United States embassy or consulate (Mexican citizens) and is valid for a maximum of 3 years.
If the foreign worker is outside the United States then s/he must obtain a TN visa before s/he will be admitted to the United States in TN status. If the foreign worker entered the United States in a different nonimmigrant visa category (i.e. visitor); was present in the United States in valid nonimmigrant status on… Read More