Are the TN requirements the same if I apply with the USCIS, at a port of entry or at a U.S. Consulate?

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Yes. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requirements are the same regardless of the place of application. If applying for a TN visa with the USCIS then a TN petition must be filed. If applying at a Class ‘A’ land port of entry or United States pre-clearance station at an airport in Canada (Canadian citizens) or with the United States consulate in Mexico (i.e. Mexican citizens) a TN petition is not required.