TN visa Employer Sponsorship

Does a TN Visa require Sponsorship?

Does a TN Visa require sponsorship? Both citizens of Mexico and Canada are able to obtain TN visa status without the formal sponsorship associated with the H-1B Visa and U.S. Green Card Process. New TN Visas are most commonly obtained at a U.S. Port of Entry for Canadians and through a U.S. Consulate or Embassy for Mexicans and a U.S. employer is not required to obtain approval from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to hire a foreign worker on a TN Visa. The USMCA (NAFTA) makes hiring either a Canadian or Mexican citizens on TN visa relatively simple when compared to other U.S. work visa options. If you have questions about hiring a Canadian or Mexican on a TN visa, we can help. We have over 20+ years of combined experience helping both Mexicans and Canadians to obtain TN visa status and have hundreds of 5 start clients reviews. We offer several TN visa services starting with a free case assessment. Call us to speak with an experienced TN visa lawyer.

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Does a TN Visa require sponsorship or a recruitment process?

The USCMA does not require a U.S. employer to complete a recruitment process to hire a TN visa professional and there is requirement to show an effort to hire a U.S. worker.

Is there a prevailing wage or minimum wage requirement for a TN Visa?

Although a U.S. employer must pay a TN Visa professional a competitive wage, there is no requirement to obtain a prevailing wage determination (PWD) through the U.S. Department of Labor and no Labor Condition Application process (LCA) through the DOL.

What does an employer need to provide for a TN visa?

Depending on the application process for the TN visa, in most cases a U.S. employer only need provide a properly drafted offer/support letter indicating their desire to hire the TN visa professional under a role listed on the USCMA (NAFTA) professions list. The TN professional is then able to use the offer/support letter to apply for an obtain a TN visa.

Is a TN Visa Sponsorship?

In the traditional sense for U.S. Immigration purposes, a TN visa is not considered formal sponsorship as it does not require certification from the U.S. Department of Labor and in most cases TN Visa professional applies for admission on their own at a U.S. port of entry, U.S. consulate, or Embassy.

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