TN Visa as an Astronomer

What is an Astronomer for TN visa purposes?

In general, Astronomers apply the laws of mathematics and physics to study the nature of matter and the energy throughout the universe including the moon, sun, star, planets, and galaxies. They find solutions to problems in space flight, navigation, and satellite communications, and develop the techniques and instruments necessary for observing and collecting astronomical data. They primarily collect and analyze larger quantities of data from observatories and satellites. Some other potential job titles of Astronomers are Research Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute Director, National Radio Astronomy Observatory Director, Astrophysicist, Space Sciences Director, and Observatory Director. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the astronomer profession through O*NET Online.

Qualifications for a TN Visa Astronomer

  1. Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
  2. A detailed offer/support letter from a U.S. employer; and
  3. Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in astronomy or a closely related field.

TN Visa Astronomer application process

A new TN visa can be obtained in one of three (3) ways:

  1. In-person with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP),
  2. By mail with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), or
  3. At a U.S. Consulate or Embassy.

TN Visa Duration

A qualified TN Visa Astronomer can obtain a TN Visa for a maximum of three(3) years per stay.

TN Visa Extension

TN visa extensions can be obtained every three (3) years with no limit on the number of possible extensions. You are able to obtain an extension of your TN Visa for as long as needed.

TN Visa Astronomer to Green Card Through Employment

In many cases, a US employer is able to sponsor a TN visa holder for a green card through the Permanent Labor Certification Process with the U.S. Department of Labor (PERM). Since the TN visa is a nonimmigrant visa, this process must be handled carefully. If you need help with the TN visa to green card process make sure you work with a TN Visa lawyer familiar with this process.

TN Visa as an Astronomer

The USMCA (NAFTA) professions list includes Astronomer. Qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens are able to obtain TN visa status to work and live in the United States as Astronomers. We have over 20+ years of combined experience with TN visa applications with hundreds of 5-star reviews.

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