TN - BUSINESS VISA
The Law Office of Brian T. O’Neill can counsel you through the process of assisting citizens of Canada and Mexico who may qualify for TN professional status to engage in business activities on behalf of a USA Employer.
TN Professionals under the North American free Trade Agreement
The TN classification has had the most impact of all on the NAFTA provisions, especially for Canadians. TN status is available only to citizens of Canada and Mexico. In many cases, it provides a useful alternative to the H-1B category for NAFTA professionals who are seeking entry to perform temporary services for US employers. Because NO limit is imposed on the number of Canadians or Mexicans admitted on TN, this category has been useful in a time of H1B shortages. TN Classification is granted for up to a three year initial period, with extensions authorized.
Qualifying for the TN? Qualifying Professions?
NAFTA designates 63 categories of professionals eligible for TN status and the educational requirement and alternative credentials required for each step. TN status is available only to personas engaged in the listed occupations who possess the necessary credentials. These occupations include, but not limited to: computer system analyst, scientists, architects, engineers, economists, lawyers, librarians, and management consultants.
Citizens of both Canada and Mexico may qualify for TN status to engage in business activities on behalf of a US employer.
Temporary Intent means entry to the USA without the intent to establish permanent residency. TN applicants must stasify the inspecting office that the proposed stay is temporary. To establish the temporary nature of the employment, the TN applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the inspecting immigration officer that the work assignment in the USA will end at a specific time after which he/she will leave the USA.
The Law office of Brian T O’Neill can provide the tools you need to make the most informed decisions about applying for the TN visa. Find out how the process works, what timing and considerations are involved, what forms and supporting exhibits must be submitted before submitting an TN package.
Call the Law office of Brian T. O’Neill at 617-722-4000 or contact us online. We will gladly answer your questions or schedule a consultation.