The TN (Trade NAFTA) visa is a type of nonimmigrant status that is available to Mexican and Canadian citizens who practice certain professions and who come to work for a particular employer. The TN visa in its current form was created by the North American Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States, Canada, and Mexico in 1994. TN status is granted for up to 3 years, but unlike other temporary nonimmigrant visas, can be renewed indefinitely. Anyone seeking a TN visa to work in the United States should contact an experienced TN visa attorney as soon as possible. Retaining an experienced immigration law attorney can help ensure that your application process goes as smoothly as possible, and also maximizes your chances of obtaining a favorable result.
The laws and regulations that govern U.S. immigration procedures can be very complex, and any deficiencies or errors in a TN visa application could result in significant delay in the approval of or even the rejection of your application. In addition, the procedure for obtaining a TN visa is significantly different depending on whether you are a Mexican or Canadian citizen. Issues also can arise when TN visa holders wish to bring family members or other dependents into the United States with them. Retaining an experienced TN visa attorney can help you determine whether you are eligible for a TN visa, assist you in preparing the documentation to obtain a TN visa, and also help anticipate and avoid any issues that may arise.