Canadian and Mexican nationals have the advantage of both TN visa status and H1B visa status. A common dilemma is deciding between these two visa options and the impact they might have on future immigration. A common question is, “Can I participate in the H1B visa lottery while on a TN Visa?” We answer this question here.
In some instances, those inside the United States working under TN visa status look for ways to supplement their income. Foreign nationals need to be careful when looking for a side hustle as it must be covered by their visa status. In most cases, a new visa must be obtained to cover any work done on the side. We discuss supplemental income or side hustle while on TN visa status here.
If you are a Mexican citizen working in the United States on a TN Visa with an expired TN visa stamp, you might be able to travel under automatic visa revalidation. Before you travel, make sure you meet the criteria to re-enter the United States. We discuss automatic visa revalidation as it applies to Mexican citizens with expired TN visa stamps here.
The profession of a Data Scientist is not one that is specifically listed under the USMCA professions list. If you have received a job offer to work in the United States as a Data Scientist, it is important to understand how the profession is classified for TN Visa purposes before you submit an application for TN visa status. We discuss the profession of a Data Scientist for TN visa purposes here.
TN Visa status is reserved for Mexican and Canadian nationals that will be working for a US employer or servicing a US client. Employment is a required component to obtain TN Visa status. Self-employment is not allowed under the TN Visa status. We discuss the employment requirement of TN Visa status and what is considered self-employment here.
Mexican nationals can work in the United States under TN Visa status if they meet the necessary educational requirement for the USMCA profession. Each qualifying profession is listed under Appendix 2 of Annex 16-A.A.2 of the USMCA. We discuss the Mexican education of a Cedula, Titulo, and Carta de Pasante for TN Visa purposes here.
On December 19, 2022, USCIS published a new resource containing options that are available for nonimmigrant workers that have lost their employment. We review the options provided by USCIS for nonimmigrant workers that have lost their jobs here.
The United States, Canada, and Mexico rely heavily on trade with each other. One of the largest facilitators of trade is transporting goods via tractor-trailer. Under the USMCA, tractor-trailer drivers can transport goods to and from the United States with some limitations. We discuss the profession of a tractor-trailer driver, the principle of cabotage, and allowances under the USMCA here.
After receiving an offer of employment from a US employer, it is crucial to verify that the position you have been offered qualifies for TN Visa status. Many employers don’t contemplate the need for a work visa when drafting the offer letter. Even if they do, they are not sufficiently familiar with the qualifying professions, and requirements for TN Visa offer letters. Before applying for a TN Visa, verifying that your job offer qualifies for a TN Visa is essential. We discuss determining if your job offer qualifies for a TN Visa here.
The profession of an Astronomer 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 an Astronomer, you might qualify to work and live in the US under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of Astronomer for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.