TN Visa Recreational Therapist

What is a Recreational Therapist for TN visa purposes?

In general, a Recreational Therapist provides treatment services and designs recreational activities for ill or disabled persons with the use of various movement techniques such as games, sports, arts and crafts, dance, music, drama, and community outings. The primary goal of a Recreational Therapist is to improve or maintain the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of clients. Therapists also help people reduce their stress, anxiety, and depression, recover basic reasoning abilities and basic motor functions and eliminate the effects of people’s disability or illness so they can socialize effectively. The US Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the recreational Therapist profession through O*NET Online.

Qualifications for a TN Visa Recreational Therapist

  1. Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
  2. A detailed offer/support letter from a US employer; and
  3. Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in a closely related field.

TN Visa Recreational Therapist application process

A new TN visa 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 Recreational Therapist 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 Recreational Therapist 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 Recreational Therapist

The USMCA (NAFTA) professions list includes Recreational therapists. Qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens are able to obtain TN visa status to work and live in the United States as Recreational Therapists. We have over 20+ years of combined experience with TN visa applications with hundreds of 5-star reviews. We can assist you to change your employer while remaining in the United States.

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