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TN Spotlight: Dairy Scientist

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Dairy Scientist. 

How to Qualify for TN Status as a Dairy Scientist

To qualify for TN visa status as a Dairy Scientist, an individual must possess one of the following: 

  • Bachelor’s degree; or 
  • Licenciatura Degree. 

Typical Dairy Scientist Job Duties

Dairy Scientists apply their knowledge of science, technology, and engineering to the business of milk processing and production.  Dairy scientists explore animal genetics, nutrition, reproduction, diseases, growth, and development with a focus on ways to more efficiently produce and process milk. They advise farmers on how to upgrade animal housing, lower dairy animal death rates, increase growth rates, or otherwise increase the quality and efficiency of dairy livestock. 

Typical job duties include:

  • Conducting research and experiments to improve the productivity and sustainability of and farm animals
  • Creating new food products and developing new and better ways to process, package, and deliver them
  • Communicating research findings to the scientific community, food producers, and the public
  • Traveling between facilities to oversee the implementation of new projects

Application Process

For citizens of Canada, applicants can submit a TN petition to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at any land port of entry or airport preclearance location throughout Canada. A decision will be made on the spot, and, if approved, the applicant may begin working in the U.S. the same day.

For citizens of Mexico, applicants need to schedule and attend an in-person interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Mexico. Upon approval, the applicant will be issued a TN visa inside his or her passport, which can then be used to gain entry to the U.S. in TN status. 

Additional Resources

Berardi Immigration Law regularly helps individuals obtain TN status and provides an individualized approach for each client. If you study or work as a Dairy Scientist and want to expand your career to the United States, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today!