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.