TN Visa as a Librarian

What is a Librarian for TN visa purposes?

In general, a Librarian has been traditionally associated with taking charge of a collection of books in the library, such as public libraries, elementary or secondary school media centers, colleges and universities, corporations, museums, non-profit organizations, etc., and performs other services related to the library. Modern Librarians, however, may deal with a collection of information in various formats including magazines, books, video recordings, audio recordings, newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, maps, other graphic material, web searching, bibliographic databases, and digital sources. The US Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Librarian profession through O*NET Online.

Qualifications for a TN Visa as a Librarian

  1. Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
  2. A detailed offer/support letter from a US employer; and
  3. M.L.S. or B.L.S. (for which another Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree is a prerequisite).

TN Visa Librarian application process

A new TN visa as a Librarian 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 Visa Librarian 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 Librarian 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 a Librarian

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

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