TN Visa as an Engineer
What is an Engineer for TN visa purposes?
The TN Visa Engineer profession can be complicated due to the various professions that can qualify under the TN Visa Engineer profession. When the USMCA (NAFTA) was drafted they only contemplated the traditional Engineering professions: Chemical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Engineer, etc. Since the adoption of the USMCA (NAFTA), there are many new IT engineer professions and computer-related positions that also qualify under the TN Visa Engineer profession. The US Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Accounting profession through O*NET Online.
Qualifications for a TN Visa as an Engineer
- Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
- A detailed offer/support letter from a US employer;
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in Engineering or a closely related field; OR
- State/Provincial license in Engineering.
TN Visa Engineer application process
A new TN visa can be obtained in one of three (3) ways:
- In-person with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP),
- By mail with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), or
- At a US Consulate or Embassy.
TN Visa Duration
A qualified TN Visa Accountant can obtain a TN Visa for a maximum of three(3) years per stay.
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 Engineer
The USMCA (NAFTA) professions list includes Engineers. Qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens are able to obtain TN visa status to work and live in the United States as Engineers. We have over 20+ years of combined experience with TN visa applications with hundreds of 5-star reviews.