How do I get TN visa status as a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist)?
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How do I get TN visa status as a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist)?

The profession of a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist) is listed under the USMCA(NAFTA) professions list as a profession that qualifies for TN visa status. If you are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen with an offer of employment from a US employer as a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist), you might qualify to work and live in the US under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist) for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.

How to I get TN visa status as a Sylviculturist?
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How to I get TN visa status as a Sylviculturist?

The profession of a Sylviculturist, or forestry specialist, is listed under the USMCA(NAFTA) professions list as a profession that qualifies for TN visa status. If you are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen with an offer of employment from a US employer as a Sylviculturist, you might qualify to work and live in the US under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a Sylviculturist for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.

How do I get TN visa status as a Vocational Counselor?
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How do I get TN visa status as a Vocational Counselor?

The profession of Vocational Counselor is listed under the USMCA(NAFTA) professions list as a profession that qualifies for TN visa status. If you are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen with an offer of employment from a US employer as a Vocational Counselor, you might qualify to work and live in the US under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a Vocational Counselor for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.

H1B Visa Approved for Cardiac Perfusionist after TN Visa Denial
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H1B Visa Approved for Cardiac Perfusionist after TN Visa Denial

We successfully received the approval of an H1B Visa for a Cardiac Perfusionist through Form I-129 with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) after a TN Visa denial. The employee first attempted to obtain a TN visa at a US port of entry under the Medical Lab Technician/Technologist profession and was denied entry.  We were able to review the profession and placement of the employment at a non-profit teaching hospital and file a successful H1B visa petition. We discuss the details of this case and the H1B visa approval here. 

L1B Visa Approved for Technical Sales Professional
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L1B Visa Approved for Technical Sales Professional

We received the approval of an L1B Visa for a Techincal Sales Professional through Form I-129 with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). L1B Petitions are highly scrutinized making approval difficult. Adding to the difficulty, this case was for a sales professional. A field that adds additional scrutiny from USCIS.  We discuss this case and the L1B approval from USCIS here.

Arrive Episode 31 – TN Visa Status for Medical and Allied Professionals
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Arrive Episode 31 – TN Visa Status for Medical and Allied Professionals

In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we discuss the USMCA professions list and TN visa status for medical and allied professionals. We review a recent case of a Cardiac Perfusionist that applied under the USMCA as a Medical Technologist and how to look at the professions list to determine if you qualify under a TN Visa Profession.

My new office L1 visa status was approved, now what?
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My new office L1 visa status was approved, now what?

Receiving approval for an L1 New Office Petition is just the first step in the process of expanding operations into the United States. It is important to understand the limits of the L1 visa and the requirements that must be met within the first year of US operations to prepare for the extension process. We discuss how to prepare for and what to expect during the extension process here. 

Can I get TN Visa status as a Financial Analyst?
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Can I get TN Visa status as a Financial Analyst?

Historically, the profession of a Financial Analyst qualified as an Economist as one of the professions listed under the USMCA that qualified for TN Visa status to work in the United States. USCIS clarified the position of a Financial Analyst for TN Visa purposes in their Nov. 20, 2017, Policy Memo. We discuss the profession of a Financial Analyst for TN Visa status under the USMCA here.

How do I qualify for TN Visa status as a Registered Nurse (RN)?
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How do I qualify for TN Visa status as a Registered Nurse (RN)?

One of the qualifying professions listed under the USMCA (NAFTA) is Registered Nurse (RN). If you are a Canadian or Mexican RN and meet the minimum requirements under the USCMA, you may qualify to work in the United States under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a Registered Nurse for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.

What do we need to consider when terminating a foreign employee?
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What do we need to consider when terminating a foreign employee?

Employing foreign workers comes with complications such as sponsorship of legal status to work and live in the United States. When employment is terminated by either the employer or employee there are steps that need to be taken by the employer. The process varies depending on the visa status the foreign employee holds. We discuss the termination of certain foreign employees and what you should consider.