TN Visa Economist

TN Visa as an Economist

What is an Economist for TN visa purposes?

In general, an Economist analyzes the society’s distribution of resources such as labor, land, raw materials, and machinery to produce services and goods by conducting research, collecting data, and monitoring economic trends through surveys, sampling, and other methods. The economist develops forecasts on different issues related to the economy including inflation, energy costs, exchange and interest rates, taxes, business cycles, employment levels, and many others. The US Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Economist profession through O*NET Online.

Does a Financial Analyst qualify as an Economist for a TN Visa? 

In 2017 US Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a policy update and addressed which professions qualify for the TN profession of Economist under NAFTA (USMCA). The updates states, “Individuals who work primarily in other occupations related to the field of economics — such as financial analysts, marketing analysts, and market research analysts — are not eligible for classification as a TN economist.”

Qualifications for a TN Visa as an Economist

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

TN Visa Economist application

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 Economist 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 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 an Economist

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

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