TN Visa as an Industrial Designer

What is an Industrial Designer for TN visa purposes?

In general, an Industrial Designer creates and develops concepts and specifications to optimize the value, ergonomics, appearance, and function of a product or system through models, drawings, and verbal descriptions, for the mutual benefit of both the manufacturer and user. An Industrial Designer often works with other departments of a development group such as marketing, management, engineering and manufacturing specialist departments, and executes all design solutions determined by the group. The US Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Industrial Designer profession through O*NET Online.

Qualifications for a TN Visa Industrial Designer

  1. Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
  2. A detailed offer/support letter from a U.S. employer;
  3. Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in Forester or a closely related field; OR State/Provincial license.

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 Industrial Designer 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 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 an Industrial Designer

The USMCA (NAFTA) professions list includes Industrial Designers. Qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens are able to obtain TN visa status to work and live in the United States. We have over 20+ years of combined experience with TN visa applications with hundreds of 5-star reviews. If you are an Industrial Designer, we can help you obtain a TN visa.

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