The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) TN
The Nonimmigrant NAFTA professional (TN) visa allows citizens of Canada and Mexico, as NAFTA professionals, to work in the U.S.
The TN visa classification is for temporary workers in a specialty occupations.
Canadians and Mexicans citizens may be eligible to work in the United States as NAFTA professionals under the following conditions:
- Applicant is a citizen of Canada or Mexico;
- Profession is on the NAFTA list;
- Position in the United States requires a NAFTA professional;
- Applicant will work in a prearranged full-time or part-time job for an employer (see Required Documentation). Self-employment is not permitted;
- Applicant has the qualifications, meeting the specific requirements, education, and/or experience, of the profession
Please note requirements for Mexicans and Canadian citizens are different. Please click Here for more information.
How to Apply
Hiring Departments must initiate the case. If employee will be requiring a TN visa please contact Arizve Ochoa-Retana at firstname.lastname@example.org and Gabriela Montes at email@example.com for further information.
It is necessary to contact HR- Immigration every time you will be renewing the TN status.
Employee will be responsible to pay for all fees associated to the TN if he/she applies on his/her own
Maintain Legal TN status
It is the responsibility for the H-1B visa holder to maintain legal non-immigrant status at all times while present in the U.S. Please find below a few conditions that are part of status maintenance:
- Maintain a valid passport at all times
- Work only for the employer(s) listed on TN visa.
- Notify HR Immigration immediately of any potential changes to the conditions of your employment BEFORE the change occurs. This includes, but is not limited to, a significant change in your compensation package, changes in your job title, academic department, or day-to-day employment activities, changes in city of employment, changes in number of hours, and/or any leave of absence.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that the processing for any extension(s) of your TN status is started in a timely manner. You are strongly urged to start the process 3-4 months in advance of your current TN expiration date.
- Keep a valid unexpired I-94 at all times.