TN Visas for Canadians and Mexicans

TN Visas for Canadians and Mexicans

Overview of the TN Visa

The TN visa is a temporary work visa for certain qualified citizens of Mexico and Canada. This visa was created as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and allows qualified individuals to enter the U.S to work in a professional occupation listed in the NAFTA treaty. The TN visa is initially granted for a period of up to three years and can be renewed for additional three-year periods.


Qualifying for the TN Visa

To qualify for a TN visa, the following requirements must be met:

  • The applicant must be a citizen of Canada or Mexico
  • The applicant’s profession is listed on the NAFTA occupations list
  • The position in the U.S. requires a NAFTA professional
  • The applicant will be working full-time or part-time with a U.S. employer (self-employment is not permitted)
  • The applicant possesses the qualifications to practice the profession


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