TN Visa as a Geophysicist

What is a Geophysicist for TN Visa purposes?

Geophysicists study the physics of the earth and its environment, including the earth’s shape, gravitational and magnetic fields, composition and internal structure, dynamics, and their surface expressions in plate tectonics, rock formation, and generation of magmas in volcanoes with the use of geological applications. Geophysicists are divided into two great categories, the Global and Exploration Geophysicists. Global Physicists study earthquakes, physical oceanography, the main magnetic field, and the thermal state and meteorology of the earth. The Exploration Geophysicists apply physical principles to study and evaluate resources such as gas, oil, minerals, building stones, and water. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Horticulturist profession.

Qualifications for a TN Visa as a Geophysicist

  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 a closely related field.

The application process for TN Visa as a Geophysicist

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 Geophysicist 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 Geophysicist 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 for a Geophysicist

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

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