What are the TN Visa Degree Requirements?
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What are the TN Visa Degree Requirements?

Degree requirements for TN Visa status are set forth in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, formerly NAFTA. Requirements can vary based on profession and are specific to the countries in the agreement. In addition, alternative degree requirements can be used for some TN visa professions. If you were not educated in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, this can make determining your qualifications for TN Visa status complicated. We discuss the specific TN Visa degree requirements under the USMCA here.

How do I qualify for TN Visa status as an Architect?
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How do I qualify for TN Visa status as an Architect?

The profession of an Architect is one of the 63 listed professions under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that qualifies for TN Visa status to work in the United States. We discuss the profession of an Architect for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.

How do I get TN visa status as a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist)?
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How do I get TN visa status as a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist)?

The profession of a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist) is listed under the USMCA(NAFTA) professions list as a profession that qualifies for TN visa status. If you are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen with an offer of employment from a US employer as a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist), you might qualify to work and live in the US under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist) for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.

How do I qualify for TN Visa status as a Registered Nurse (RN)?
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How do I qualify for TN Visa status as a Registered Nurse (RN)?

One of the qualifying professions listed under the USMCA (NAFTA) is Registered Nurse (RN). If you are a Canadian or Mexican RN and meet the minimum requirements under the USCMA, you may qualify to work in the United States under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a Registered Nurse for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.

Do I qualify for TN Visa status as a Scientific Technician or Scientific Technologist?
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Do I qualify for TN Visa status as a Scientific Technician or Scientific Technologist?

Qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens can obtain TN visa status to work in the United States as Scientific Technicians and Scientific Technologists under the USMCA (NAFTA). Scientific Technicians and Scientific Technologists are listed as one of the qualifying USMCA professions. We discuss the professions of Scientific Technicians and Scientific Technologists (ST/T) for TN visa purposes and how to qualify here.

How do I qualify for TN Visa status as a land surveyor?
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How do I qualify for TN Visa status as a land surveyor?

Land surveyors are one of the several professions that can qualify for TN Visa status under the USMCA(NAFTA). If you are a Canadian or Mexican land surveyor with an offer of employment to work in the United States, you may qualify for TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a land surveyor and how to qualify for TN Visa status here.

Can a TN Visa holder work as an independent contractor (1099 or W-2)?
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Can a TN Visa holder work as an independent contractor (1099 or W-2)?

Neither the USMCA (NAFTA) nor USCIS defines how a TN Visa holder must be paid. They simply state that there must be employment or contractual arrangements between a foreign national and a US entity. Only self-employment through a US company is barred. We discuss compensation and self-employment on a TN visa here. 

How do I get TN visa status as an Occupational Therapist?
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How do I get TN visa status as an Occupational Therapist?

The profession of an Occupational Therapist is listed under the USMCA(NAFTA) professions list as a profession that qualifies for TN visa status. If you are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen with an offer of employment from a US employer as an Occupational Therapist, you might qualify to work and live in the US under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of an Occupational Therapist for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.

How do I qualify for TN Visa status as an Engineer?
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How do I qualify for TN Visa status as an Engineer?

The profession of an Engineer is one of the 63 professions listed under the USMCA (NAFTA) that qualifies for TN Visa status to work in the United States. We discuss the profession of an Engineer for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.