This visa allows U.S. employers to hire Canadian and Mexican professionals under the USMCA agreement for 3 years, covering specific occupations.
The TN is simpler than other employment visas because the visa is not needed in advance. Canadians can apply directly at the border with their passport, application, and documentation. Mexicans must mail their application to USCIS.
Canadian or Mexican citizens who have a job offer from a U.S. company should begin the application process early to avoid any delays in your start date, especially if an appointment is necessary. Candidates must have a post secondary education that matches the job offer from the U.S. employer.
To qualify for TN nonimmigrant status, the applicant must:
Be a citizen of Canada or Mexico.
Have a prearranged full-time or part-time job offer with a U.S. employer (not self-employment).
Ensure the job’s profession is listed under the USMCA agreement such as engineer, accountant, scientist, lawyer, teacher and others.
Have qualifications that match the job’s profession (typically a minimum of a 3-year bachelor degree related to the profession).
Check your eligibility now!
Use our free eligibility checker to quickly see all work permits that you may qualify for.
Or, start your TN application by creating an account. It is free and will check you are eligible for a TN visa. You can review all the information and documents you must provide as well as see all the fees required - no surprises! We only accept payment if you are eligible. You can email or schedule a call with one of our immigration experts.
How It Works
- 1Create An Account
Do an eligibility check, or pick a visa, or just sign up directly to create an account. Then you can see all the documents needed, questions you must answer, and fee payments for our services and to the government. If you have any questions, it is easy to contact our sales team or to schedule a call.
- 2Eligibility Confirmation Before Payment
First you will answer a few questions to ensure you are eligible for the visa. Only if you are eligible will the payment unlock. Making payment assigns an immigration lawyer or regulated consultant to your application. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. Read our Transparency Pledge. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted.
- 3Complete Your Application Online
You can complete as many of the application tasks you wish before payment. Take your time. Some visas require a lot of information, which requires answering questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your situation - preventing errors and omissions - and saving you time.
- 4Visa Preparation and Submission
Once all the tasks are completed, our experts will review your answers and start preparing your application so that the best case is best presented. Government fees are also due once the application is completed and we can correctly calculate the government fees due. 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 an accurate application.
- 5Approval and Renewals
We notify you when your visa is approved! If there are any questions or rejections from the government, we will answer them and resubmit without any further fees from us. We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and provide alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing or taking the next step toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place.