TN Visa Status as a Plant Breeder

The profession of Plant Breeder 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 Plant Breeder, you might qualify to work and live in the US under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a Plant Breeder for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.

What is a Plant Breeder for TN Visa purposes?

According to the US Department of Labor (DOL), Plant Breeders fall under the profession of Soil and Plant Scientists and typically conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate the effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

How do I qualify for TN Visa status as a Plant Breeder?

You might qualify for TN Visa status as a Plant Breeder if you meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. You are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen (Permanent Residents do NOT qualify);
  2. You have a job offer from a US employer or are servicing a contract with a US client;
  3. You will be performing duties consistent with a Plant Breeder;
  4. You have a Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in a related field; and
  5. You can demonstrate that you have non-immigrant intent, in other words, the intent to return to your foreign residence at the end of your temporary employment.

Is certification or licensure required to obtain TN Visa status as a Plant Breeder?

Certification and licensure are not a requirement to obtain TN visa status as a Plant Breeder.

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