The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), formerly NAFTA, lays out the degree requirements for TN Visa status. Discover the specifics of these requirements, and learn how to navigate them if you received your education outside of the US, Canada, or Mexico.
The free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada is referred to as The US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA went into effect on July 1, 2020, and replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA which was implemented in 1994. In general, the USMCA adopted the main provisions of NAFTA, including the NAFTA professions list and their qualifications. The following is a compilation of interpretive memos and letters that have been issued over the years clarifying NAFTA(USCMA), its provisions, and the professions list.
Our thorough guide details the TN Visa eligibility criteria for Scientific Technicians and Technologists, providing insight into qualifying disciplines, education requirements, and more under the USMCA agreement.
The USMCA (NAFTA) includes ‘Engineer’ among its listed professions eligible for a TN Visa. However, when the profession list was first created, computer-related engineering jobs weren’t specified. That changed with the introduction of the Cronin Memo on July 24, 2000, establishing that computer engineering professionals could indeed obtain TN Visa status as Engineers. This article delves into the USMCA’s stipulations for Computer Engineers and elucidates how to secure TN Visa status.
This guide goes into the specifics of the TN Visa process, detailing the qualifications and steps for Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the U.S. as Hotel or Restaurant Managers under the USMCA (NAFTA).