TN visa

Since 2003, Actuaries have been recognized under the Mathematician category for TN Visa eligibility as part of the USMCA (formerly NAFTA). This inclusion provides an avenue for Canadian and Mexican Actuaries to work in the United States, given they meet specific criteria.

Role of an Actuary for TN Visa Purposes

Actuaries are professionals skilled in risk assessment and management. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), Actuaries are essential in evaluating the financial implications of risks. They use their expertise in mathematics, statistics, and financial theories to guide businesses and clients in creating policies that minimize the costs associated with risks.

Eligibility for TN Visa Status as an Actuary

To determine your eligibility for TN Visa status as an Actuary, consider the following:

  1. Citizenship: You must be a Canadian or Mexican citizen. Permanent Residents are not eligible.
  2. Employment Offer: Obtain a job offer from a U.S. employer or engage in a contract with a U.S. client.
  3. Job Role Alignment: Your job responsibilities should align with those of an Actuary as defined in the OOH.
  4. Educational Background: Hold a Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in mathematics, actuarial science, statistics, or a related field.
  5. Non-immigrant Intent: Provide evidence of your intention to return to your home country after temporary employment in the U.S.

Incorporation of Actuary in the Mathematician Profession under USMCA

The role of an Actuary was formally included in the “Mathematician” category following the NAFTA 1994 Commission decision on October 7, 2003. This expansion allows Actuaries to be recognized for TN Visa eligibility under this broader professional category.

Certification Requirements for Actuaries under TN Visa

While Actuaries may be familiar with associate and fellow certification levels within their profession, holding such certifications is not a prerequisite for obtaining TN Visa status. The focus is primarily on educational qualifications and the alignment of job responsibilities with the Actuary role as defined in the OOH.

For Actuaries from Canada and Mexico, the TN Visa offers a clear path to engage in professional work in the U.S., provided they meet the outlined criteria. It’s an opportunity to apply their specialized skills in a new market and contribute significantly to the actuarial field.

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