How can I get a TN Visa?

TN Visas are a very popular way for Canadian citizens to work in the United States. The main thing you need to have before you can apply for a TN Visa is a job offer from an employer in the United States. This job offer should be formatted in the proper way for a TN Visa, and this is typically done by a lawyer that your employer will hire. This valid job offer must also be in the NAFTA list for approved TN Visa job occupations.

Aside from the valid offer of employment, there are a few other things that you need to have before you can apply for a TN Visa.

You will need to show that you are a valid Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport that will be valid until you return home from your time in the United States.

In addition, you will also need to show how you are qualified for the job position with your educational transcripts and employment history/resume. You may also want to provide references from past employers if it is applicable to the particular job position.

How to apply for a TN Visa

When you have gathered all of your supporting documentation and are ready to travel to the United States on your TN Visa, you simply have to mention that you would like to apply for a TN Visa when you reach the United States Customs officials. You may undergo a quick interview to ensure you meet all of the requirements, and you’ll have to provide them with all of your documentation. You will also have to pay a fee.

Don’t leave obtaining your TN visa to work in the United States to chance! Have your supporting documentation and job offer letter reviewed by a licensed immigration lawyer.

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