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Professional business citizens of Canada and Mexico who perform professional assignments in the United States may apply for a TN visa under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Treaty. The TN visa is valid for three years with indefinite extensions. To qualify, the individual must be a citizen of Canada or Mexico, be working in the United States in a professional capacity, have a bachelor's degree or professional license, and seek temporary entry into the U.S.
The application process varies for citizens of Mexico and citizens of Canada, and other dual intent issues come into play. Also, there are certain professional work assignments under a TN visa that are subject to more scrutiny from immigration officials. Given that some applications for TN visa are reviewed more carefully than others, it is best to hire an A Lockwood Immigration Attorney who handles TN visas.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.
The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.