Professionals in medical and allied professions not listed under the USCMA, often look at closely related professions to try and obtain TN visa status. Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians often look to the TN profession of Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists for TN visa status. We review the TN profession of Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists, the requirements, and who qualifies here.
After you have been approved for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa allowing you to work and live in the United States, you might have household belongings you wish to bring with you. Prior to moving any belongings to the United States, there are procedures you need to be aware of before moving your belongings. Find out about the process of bringing your belongings to the United States here.
Your TN Visa status has been approved, Congratulations! You are now authorized to legally work and live in the United States. As you commence your employment in the United States under TN visa status there are a few key points you should keep in mind. We cover some key points here.
If you have been issued TN visa status to work inside the United States, your spouse and minor children also qualify to live in the United States with you under TD visa status as your dependents. Your qualifying dependents can obtain TD status at the same time you obtain your TN status, or anytime thereafter. Find out what your dependants need to obtain TD visa status.
TN Visa status is work authorization issued under the US Mexican Canada Agreement (USCMA). The USMCA replaces the previous North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). TN Visa status is available to both Canadian citizens (TN-1) and Mexican citizens (TN-2) working in the United States under any of the designated TN professions. Once your TN visa status has been issued, you will be authorized to work and live in the USA. You are also able to travel on your TN Visa.
Canadian citizens on J-1 visas who receive graduate medical education or training in the United States are subject to a two-year home residency requirement. In general, the home residency requirement requires you to return to your home country for at least two years after completion of your J-1 program. If you cannot meet the two-year home residency requirement, you must apply for a waiver before you can obtain an H-1B visa. Learn more about how the two-year home residency requirement applies to Canadian citizens.
The maximum time period a TN visa can be issued per admission is three (3) years. When determining the period of admission the reviewing CBP Officer can take several factors into account. We discuss these factors and how long your TN visa will be valid here.
In the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USCMA) there is no specific requirement for English language ability. However, your ability to speak English may be a factor in considering your ability to perform the duties of the position offered. See how your ability to speak English might impact your TN visa application.
Before any foreign national can work in the United States, they must obtain proper work authorization. There are several different work visas available for Canadians to work and live in the United States. See what options are available for Canadians to work and live in the United States.
Under the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USCMA) TN professionals are not subject to the two-year home residency requirement. Since USMCA professionals are not subject to the two-year home residency requirement they are still able to obtain TN visa status. See how the J-1 two-year home residency requirement applies to TN visa holders here.