TN Visa as a Soil Scientist

What is a Soil Scientist for TN Visa purposes?

Soil scientists conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Soil Scientist profession through O*NET Online.

Qualifications for a TN Visa as a Soil Scientist

  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 Soil Scientist

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 Soil Scientist 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 Soil Scientist 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 Soil Scientist

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

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