TN Visa as a Biochemist


What is a Biochemist for TN visa purposes?

In general, Biochemists study chemical reactions in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity, and they apply methods drawn from genetic engineering and biotechnology to help them in their research. They usually study the effects of drugs, foods, allergens, and other substances on living tissues. They may also develop a biochemical product, which is usually done by conducting research, experimenting, analysis, and synthesis. They identify the physical and chemical properties of substances which can be done by performing several different analyses. The US Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the biochemist profession through O*NET Online.

Qualifications for a TN Visa as a Biochemist

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

TN Visa Biochemist application process

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

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

TN Visa Duration

A qualified TN Visa Biochemist 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 Biochemist 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 US 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 a Biochemist

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

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