We successfully received the approval of an H1B Visa for a Cardiac Perfusionist through Form I-129 with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) after a TN Visa denial. The employee first attempted to obtain a TN visa at a US port of entry under the Medical Lab Technician/Technologist profession and was denied entry. We were able to review the profession and placement of the employment at a non-profit teaching hospital and file a successful H1B visa petition. We discuss the details of this case and the H1B visa approval here.
Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 30 – In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we answer several commonly asked questions about TN 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.
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.
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 US Mexico Canada Agreement (USCMA) there are 63 professions that qualify for TN visa status. The professions listed are not of a purely managerial nature. If you have been offered a managerial or executive position under a USMCA profession, you need to be aware of the limitations of TN visa status. Find out if your managerial or executive role will qualify for TN visa status.
One of the required documents when applying for a TN visa is an offer letter. Traditional offer letters are not written for visa application purposes and often lack many of the details required for applying for a TN Visa. Often times this means a new letter, what we refer to as a support letter, must be drafted for the TN visa application. In this article, we discuss the difference between an offer letter and a support letter for a TN visa application.
Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 25 – In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we discuss the H1B Visa as an alternative to the TN Visa.
Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 23 – In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we discuss the top 5 TN Visa Questions we receive. You can listen to the episode here on YouTube or listen wherever you find your favorite podcasts.
Unfortunately, TN Visa denials happen. There are many reasons why a TN Visa might have been denied—some are justified, some are the result of poor preparation, and some are just bad legal advice. Regardless of the reason, don’t be in denial of your denial. Here’s what you need to know.