How to Apply for a TN Visa for NYC


If you are a Canadian citizen who wants to work in the United States, you may be eligible to apply for a TN visa!

What is a TN Visa?

A TN visa is a work visa for the United States. It is a temporary work visa, usually good up to three years. However, it can be renewed at the end of three years. There is no limit to how many TN visas the United States government gives out every year.

What are the requirements for a TN Visa?

While a TN Visa is a fast-track way for Canadian citizens to obtain a work visa for the United States, they are not easy to get. The requirements for a TN visa are very strict.

They include:

1. You must have a valid offer of employment with a United States employer.

2. The job you have been offered must be on the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) list of approved jobs for a TN Visa. If your job is not on the list, contact one of our licensed immigration lawyers. We may be able to help!

3. Your job offer must be temporary in nature and be formatted as a petition on your behalf from your employer for a TN visa. There is a very specific way to draft this petition and most employers will have a lawyer draft it for them. The letter must provide information about the job, the job position, the job terms and the salary.

4. You must be able to prove your ties to Canada and demonstrate to United States immigration officials that you will not overstay your visa and you will return to Canada.

5. You may have to undergo an interview with a Treaty officer at the United States border or point of entry.

Do you need to obtain a TN Visa to work in the United States? We can help! Please contact us using the form on the right or at the number up at the top of this page.

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