TN Visa to H1B Visa for Canadian and Mexican Professionals
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TN Visa to H1B Visa for Canadian and Mexican Professionals

The decision to transition from a TN to an H1B visa involves a mix of career objectives, personal preferences, and immigration regulations. Many Canadian and Mexican professionals in the United States face this crossroads, weighing the immediate benefits against long-term implications. Here, we discuss going from a TN Visa to an H1B visa.

Requirements for TN Visas in Scientific and Medical Fields

Requirements for TN Visas in Scientific and Medical Fields

The TN visa category, created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now the USMCA, allows Canadian and Mexican professionals to work temporarily in the United States. Understanding the specific educational and professional criteria, especially in scientific and medical fields, is crucial for successful visa applications. This blog explains these requirements, providing clarity and guidance for TN visa applicants.

Handling TN Visa Expiry During Green Card Wait

Handling TN Visa Expiry During Green Card Wait

Navigating the complex world of U.S. immigration can be challenging, especially when your current visa expires, but you have a pending application for permanent residency or a green card. If you’re a Canadian or Mexican national in the U.S. under a TN (Trade NAFTA) visa and face this scenario, it’s important to understand your options to maintain your legal status.

TN Visa Status: The Impact of Labor Disputes

TN Visa Status: The Impact of Labor Disputes

Understanding the nuances of U.S. immigration law is crucial for Canadian and Mexican citizens seeking to work in the United States under TN status. A particular area of concern is the impact of labor disputes on the TN visa status, as outlined in 9 FAM 402.17-8. This regulation details scenarios where individuals may face denial or complications in their TN status due to ongoing labor disputes in their employment sector.

TD Visas for Spouses and Minor Children of TN Visa Holders

TD Visas for Spouses and Minor Children of TN Visa Holders

The United States offers a variety of visa options to facilitate the movement of professionals and their families. Among these, the TD (Trade Dependent) visa stands out as a critical tool for spouses and minor children of TN (Trade NAFTA) visa holders, predominantly from Canada and Mexico. This blog covers the key aspects of the TD visa, highlighting eligibility criteria, employment restrictions, and specific considerations for dependents from NAFTA and non-NAFTA countries.

How do I meet the TN Visa ‘temporary entry’ criteria?

How do I meet the TN Visa ‘temporary entry’ criteria?

The TN Visa, a gateway for Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the U.S., hinges on a fundamental concept – ‘temporary entry.’ We delve into the intricacies of 9 FAM 402.17-7, an essential component of the TN Visa process. Explore the definition of temporary entry, amplifications in regulations, and the critical requirement to convince authorities that your stay is truly temporary.

Education and Experience Requirements for TN Visa Status

Education and Experience Requirements for TN Visa Status

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has specific provisions for professionals seeking to work in the U.S. under the TN visa category. As of October 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Manual (9 FAM 402.17-5(C)) details these requirements, which are vital for applicants to understand.

What is Professional Employment under a TN Visa?

What is Professional Employment under a TN Visa?

In U.S. immigration, understanding the nuances of visa requirements is crucial for a successful application. A critical aspect for Canadians and Mexicans seeking professional employment in the United States is the evidence required under 9 FAM 402.17-5(B). This regulation outlines specific evidence needed to demonstrate an applicant’s intent and qualification for prearranged business activities at a professional level in the U.S.

TN Visa Status: The J1 Visa Two-Year Home Residency

TN Visa Status: The J1 Visa Two-Year Home Residency

Canadian and Mexican professionals who want to take advantage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) opportunities encounter unique challenges in the U.S. immigration system. One key issue is the two-year home-country physical presence requirement, as outlined in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 212(e), which can be confusing for many navigating this process.