TN Visas for Mexican and Canadian NAFTA Professionals

What is a TN Visa Classification?

The TN visa, also known as the nonimmigrant NAFTA Professional (TN) visa, is tailored for individuals from Canada and Mexico who are NAFTA professionals seeking temporary employment opportunities in the United States.
It enables them to participate in prearranged business activities for either U.S. or foreign employers.

Who Qualifies for a TN Visa?

Qualifications for NAFTA Professional (TN) Nonimmigrant Status:

  • The applicant holds citizenship in Canada or Mexico.
  • The chosen profession is listed in the NAFTA agreement.
  • The position in the United States necessitates a NAFTA professional.
  • Applicants are committed to working in a predetermined full-time or part-time capacity for an employer.
Who qualifies for a TN visa?

Canadian citizens are generally exempt from a TN visa requirement and can seek admission as nonimmigrants without a visa. If you are a Canadian citizen, you can establish TN eligibility at the U.S. port of entry or through Form I-129.

Mexican citizens must obtain a TN visa and apply at a U.S. embassy or consulate in Mexico.

Please contact Davies & Associates LLC for your TN visa enquiry.

TN Visas for Mexican & Canadian Citizens

How Can We Help?

Our firm is experienced in assisting employers and employees who are citizens of Mexico and Canada navigate the various visa options available to them. Our lawyers can explain the difference between various visa option available to Canadian and Mexican Citizens. These options can sometimes be confusing and include options under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”).

While past success can in no way guarantee of future outcomes our TN Visa Lawyers have enjoyed a 100% success rate with the applications we have filed to date.

Surprising Number of TN Visa Denials

Given a surprisingly high number of denials we suggest that visa applicants either work with an experienced TN Visa Lawyer to prepare their application or allow our firm to review their package prior to submission.

TN Visa common questions and answers:

Unlike other temporary work visas, the TN visa is not a “dual-intent” visa. If you wish to transition to a green card, explore options such as marriage-based green cards
The visa service fee for the TN category is $160.00. Once you are approved for a TN visa, you may apply for admission at certain CBP-designated U.S. ports of entry or at a designated pre-clearance/pre-flight inspection station.
If you lose your job while on a TN visa, you have a grace period of 60 days to find another employer, change your status, or prepare to leave the U.S.
The TN program is incredibly flexible and does not have the same petition and fiscal year limitations as the H-1B program.
Your job title does not have to match the NAFTA category perfectly. The NAFTA professional categories are broad, and a wide range of professional jobs in the United States can qualify for TN status, with the proper approach and corresponding application.
Unlike other temporary work visas, the TN visa is not a “dual-intent” visa. If you wish to transition to a green card, explore options such as marriage-based green cards.
Yes, you can study either part-time or full-time in the U.S., following the conditions of your original TN visa.
The TD visa does not allow family members of TN visa holders to work, but they are able to study.
There are two ways to extend your TN status. For both Canadians and Mexicans, you can arrange for your employer (or a new employer) to file Form I-129 on your behalf while you remain in the country. For Canadians, you can leave the United States before your status expires and apply again at a U.S. port of entry for TN status.
To be eligible for a TN visa, you need to show that you’re a qualified professional in one of the approved specialty occupations with a bachelor’s degree. Depending on your industry, alternative qualifications may be acceptable.
No, only citizens of Canada or Mexico in specialty occupations may enter and work in the United States under TN authorization.
If you’ve been in the U.S. for at least three years on TN status, you may be considered a resident foreigner, or what the IRS calls a “resident alien,” for tax purposes. However, if you live in Canada or Mexico and commute to the U.S. to work, you are not considered a resident.
Unlike other temporary work visas, the TN visa is not a “dual-intent” visa. If you wish to transition to a green card, explore options such as marriage-based green cards.
Since 2015, total TN Visa applications range between 6000 to 7000, with approximately 600-700 applications denied. The number of denials increased in 2018, and during COVID in 2020, there was a sharp decline in applications.

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"After finding D&A through an internet search in 2020, my wife and I had several free consultations with David Cantor. Despite our initial attempt at filing for our E2 visa independently ending in failure, we decided to hire D&A for their expertise and support. Over the course of four long years, Verdie and Cristina were incredibly patient as we took our time to prepare for the E2 submission. Verdie became our E2 Attorney in 2021, and from the start, Verdie and Cristina's patience was evident. Despite our intermittent engagement over the years, they always treated us with the utmost attention. Working with Verdie and the D&A team was a pleasure; their professionalism and support were unwavering. Verdie's calm demeanor and succinct communication style made navigating the process much smoother, even during complex discussions. I wholeheartedly recommend Verdie and D&A - Davies & Associates, to anyone seeking an immigration law firm who can efficiently handle their case with precision and without unnecessary fanfare. Their ability to get things done speaks volumes about their dedication to their clients' success."

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Jeremy Abernathy
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I had the pleasure of working with Verdie and Nessa to obtain my E2 Visa. Their in-depth knowledge and experience allowed me to be fully prepared in my application and they were able to answer all questions leading up to the Visa interview.

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Saeed Muhammad
6 months ago

Verdie was an amazing attorney, providing exceptional client care throughout the process. He had a great depth of knowledge in all areas on business visas in the US.

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Satyabrat Chowdhury
8 months ago

I had a great experience with Davies & Associates. They are very thorough in the approach and their have experts in this field who know the domain very well.I would certainly be leaning onto them for any future needs as well.

Christine Envall
Christine Envall
a year ago

Getting my E2 Visa was a very in-depth process that took just over a year from when I committed to it, but 8 months from when I found a business I wanted to purchase. The only reason I'm giving 4 and not 5 stars is because the timeframe was a lot longer than expected from the initial information. Aside from the timing, Verdie and his team led me through the Visa process, providing all the guidance I needed to be successful, including advising me on the RIGHT type of Visa to suit my goals. Within the process I purchased a business and the greater Davies team included lawyer Rinat who helped me put the deal together. One of the biggest parts was my Business Plan which created from my info by Ana Ortiz, who did an incredible job. The process is certainly tedious and Verdie & Christina were always there to answer my questions, provide suggestions and advice and ensure I had all the documents I needed to support my application. I appreciated their patience with my questions and their advice and in the end, the application was so thorough the interview process was quick and easy. I highly recommend Davies & Associates and look forward to working with them again when it's time to renew my Visa.

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