Presenting your TN application at the border
Have you received a great job offer, had your new employer provide you with an offer letter and instructed you to “go to the border” to present a TN application? Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, offers some insight on the process and why you should consider using an experienced Immigration Attorney to assist you.
The TN classification applies to a Canadian or Mexican citizen seeking temporary admission as a professional under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Your TN application must be for a profession listed in Appendix 1603.D.1 to NAFTA and the TN employee must possess the credentials to be considered a professional in one of the listed fields. Among the list of designated TN professions are: accountants, registered nurses, engineers, lawyers, research assistants, librarians, hotel managers, and a variety of other occupations. Usually, a baccalaureate degree and/or appropriate licensing are required. Click here to view the full NAFTA list of professions.
Dependents (spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age) of TN professionals are entitled to TD status with the same restrictions as the principal. Dependents may be students in the U.S., but may not be employed while under TD status.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our TN Visa Lawyers who can advise you on preparing a strong TN application.