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Who is Eligible for TN Nonimmigrant Status?

Professionals from Canada and Mexico may qualify for TN status if the following eligibility requirements are met:

  1. The applicant is a citizen of Canada or Mexico;
  2. The profession is recognized under NAFTA;
  3. The position in the U.S. requires a NAFTA professional;
  4. The applicant has a prearranged full-time or part-time job with a U.S. employer (note, however, that self-employment is not permitted); and
  5. The applicant has the qualifications required for the professional position.

The requirements and application procedure are different for Canadian and Mexican citizens.


What are the Requirements for Canadian Citizens?

What are the Requirements for Mexican Citizens?

What are the Professions Recognized Under NAFTA?

Why Consider the Management Consultant TN Category?

What is the Period of Stay?

How Can Status Be Extended?

How Many Times can a Mexican or Canadian Citizen Apply for TN status?

Can the TN Applicant's Family Accompany Him to the U.S.?

How Can an Applicant Apply for TN Status if Already in the U.S.?

H-1B v. TN - Weighing The Options

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