TN visa status is a nonimmigrant visa for purposes of temporary employment in the United States. Although TN visa status is temporary, you are not precluded from future intent to immigrate. We explain what is meant by temporary nonimmigrant intent while working under TN visa status.
Under the USMCA (NAFTA) TN visa status is for Canadian and Mexican citizens that will be coming to the United States to engage in temporary employment. Obtaining TN visa status can become problematic when you have an approved I-130 or I-140. Find out how an approved I-130 or I-140 can impact your ability to get TN visa status.
We often help TN visa holders to go from their nonimmigrant TN visa to US permanent residence (Green card). This can be done in several ways one of the most common is through marriage to a US citizen. Find out about going from a TN visa to a green card through marriage to a US Citizen.
When you apply for a green card for a spouse inside the United States through adjustment of status, the final step of the process is an in-person interview with a USCIS officer. The purpose of this interview is to verify the facts of the case and the bona-fides of the marriage. In other words, was the marriage entered into for love or for a green card. We discuss the marriage-based green card interview and the types of questions you should expect here.
If you have a pending I-485 Adjustment based on an underlying I-130 Petition or I-140 Petition and the wait time for the preference category you field under has changed, you may be able to transfer your pending I-485 to another preference category with a shorter wait time. This is commonly referred to as “interfiling.” We discuss how to transfer your I-485 to a different preference category here.
We recently received the approval of a green card (US Permanent Residency) for the spouse of a US Citizen who entered the US under ESTA. Read more about going from ESTA to a green card through marriage to a US Citizen below.
In some cases, the petitioner of USCIS Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative passes away before the immigration process is complete. When this occurs, there is discretionary relief available with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) through what is referred to as humanitarian reinstatement. Here’s how to find out if you qualify.
If you are a US citizen, you can petition for certain qualifying family members to receive US permanent residence and a green card. Learn more about who, how, and how long it takes.
Although the TN Visa is a nonimmigrant visa, a TN Visa holder is able to marry a US Citizen and obtain a green card through marriage while in the US on a TN Visa. However, there are timing and intent issues that need to be carefully considered before you file your case with USCIS.