TN under USMCA
TN (Trade National) status is a nonimmigrant employment visa which allows Canadian and Mexican citizens who work in specific professional occupations outlined in Chapter 16 of Appendix 2 of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement to work in the United States.
Are you a Canadian or Mexican citizen who would like to work in the U.S.?
The TN visa is available only to Canadian and Mexican citizens. The TN visa allows U.S. companies to hire Canadian and Mexican citizens who work in specific professional occupations outlined in Chapter 16 of Appendix 2 of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement to work in the United States. Generally speaking, the professions listed require at a minimum a bachelor's degree related to the position offered by the U.S. employer to qualify.
Unlike most employment-based visas, the TN does not require that a U.S. employer must have an approved TN application before the foreign national employee can seek a visa. Rather, TN visa applicants may apply for the TN status directly at the U.S. Consulate abroad and Canadian TN applicants can apply directly at the port of entry.
We recommend U.S. employers or any Canadian or Mexican citizen who has a job offer from a U.S. company begin the application process early to avoid any delays in your start date and to avoid potentially lengthy visa appointment wait times.
To qualify for TN Nonimmigrant Status, the applicant must be:
- a citizen of Canada or Mexico
- The profession qualifies under the regulation
- The position in the United States requires a NAFTA professional
- The applicant has a prearranged full-time or part-time job with a U.S. employer (but not self-employment)
- The applicant has the qualifications to practice in the aforementioned profession
We provide an easy to use platform to gather the necessary information for your specific situation, combined with Immigration expert guidance, preparation and review of your application.
Our team will review your eligibility submission and provide you with confirmation of your ideal immigration program prior to payment of any fees. Once you decide to proceed, our platform guides you through a series of questions and helps you gather all the necessary documents. Our immigration experts will then prepare your case and complete the necessary forms, while reviewing the application to ensure it presents the best possible case. As the applicant, you will file the final application yourself.
Your dedicated case manager will provide end-to-end review and communication throughout the life of the application, including assisting with responses to any USCIS requests, to maximize your chances of success. The SuperVisas platform tracks key dates and expirations to ensure deadlines and renewal dates are not missed.
We also offer our clients supplemental visa and application services which may be required by the U.S. Government as part of an application filing, or which may improve an application’s success rate.
For example, if you are not comfortable handling the communications with the government and filing your own application, then we can help you use an immigration lawyer to represent you as an Additional Service with additional fees. We have a network of qualified U.S. attorneys and legal experts if you want the added peace of mind in knowing that your application is being represented by a licensed immigration attorney before the U.S. Government.
SuperVisas provides the following Additional Service for this visa:
- Attorney Representation - In addition to our preparation of your application, you will be represented by a licensed immigration lawyer throughout the entire application process. If you chose this Additional Service, your case will be submitted by a licensed immigration attorney who will also respond to any additional requests from USCIS on your behalf. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that an attorney is handling all communications with USCIS.
- Academic Evaluations - An academic evaluation assesses foreign academic credentials to determine their equivalency in the United States.
How It Works
- 1Create An Account
Create an account and either check your eligibility, or pick an application to start. We start by asking questions specific to the visa to ensure your eligibility. This can be quick and simple, such as for visitor visas, or may require entering multiple questionnaires. If you have any questions, there are no fees to contact our immigration experts by email, WeChat, WhatsApp or by booking a call.
- 2Confirmation Before Payment
Our immigration consultants will check your answers and double-check your profile to confirm you meet the minimum requirements of a program. Only if you are eligible will we move you to the payment stage. At this time you must pay the SuperVisas fee. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted. Government fees are paid later when the completed application is submitted and once we can correctly calculate the various government fees due. It can be complicated, but we guide you through the process.
- 3Complete Your Application Online
Now, you can finish your application. There will be some "tasks", or many, for you to complete depending on your visa, such as entering your education achievements, employment history and/or dependent information. This can take time and will require answering more questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your specific situation - preventing errors and omissions - while at the same time saving you money. Our immigration experts prepare your application so that your case is best presented to the visa officers. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with a complete and accurate application.
- 4Approval and Renewals
We will notify you when your visa is approved! We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and will provide you alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing visas or taking the next step down the immigration pathway toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place. We also understand that moving to a new country can be difficult and hard to navigate. If needed, we will provide guides and referrals to our affiliate partners to help.
You’ll need the following documents if you decide to apply to this visa.
- Current I-94
- Job Description in US
- Prior I-797A approval notice
- University Degree (s)
- University Transcripts