Understanding the TN Visa
The TN visa is designed for Canadian and Mexican citizens engaged in specific professions in the US. While it provides nonimmigrant status for temporary work or travel, careful planning is essential to transition smoothly to permanent residence without violating nonimmigrant intent.
Transitioning to Green Card Through Marriage
For TN visa holders married to a US Citizen, the direct path to a green card involves filing USCIS Form I-130 Petition for Foreign Relative and USCIS Form I-485 Adjustment of Status. Concurrent filing is possible, provided certain conditions are met.
Travel Considerations During Adjustment:
During the adjustment process, it’s crucial to note that travel is restricted until approval for travel authorization is obtained. Traveling without advanced permission may lead to application abandonment and denial.
Timeline for Green Card Approval
The duration to transition from a TN visa to a green card varies based on processing times. Generally, the process takes between 6 to 24 months. Highlighting a successful case, one particular instance achieved green card approval in just 8 months.
Success Stories and Real-Time Experiences
Explore real-life success stories of Canadian and Mexican citizens who successfully navigated the TN visa to green card transition through marriage to a US Citizen. These experiences shed light on the possibilities and outcomes of this transformative journey.
Additional Outside Resources
- USCIS: Green Card for a Spouse of a USC
- USCIS: Form I-130 Petition for Foreign Spouse
- USCIS: Form I-485 Adjustment of Status
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