TN Visa as a Geologist

What is a Geologist for TN visa purposes?

In general, Geologists study the solid and liquid matter constituting the earth, and the history and processes shaping it. They focus their study more on applied science rather than theoretical science by using chemistry, biology, physics, biology, and other sciences. Some Geologists are more exposed to the outdoors than performing their activities in the lab. They are often engaged in mining companies’ exploration of oils, metals, and other resources on earth. They can also be involved in providing warnings for the general public about natural hazards and disasters by studying volcanic activities, earthquakes, weather storms, tsunamis, and the like. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Geologist profession through O*NET Online.

Qualifications for a TN Visa Geologist

  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 Geology or a closely related field.

TN Visa 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 Geologist 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 Geologist to Green Card Through Employment

In many cases, a U.S. 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 a Geologist

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

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