TN Visa as a Veterinarian

What is a Veterinarian for TN visa purposes?

In general, a Veterinarian, simply known as Vet, examines, conducts diagnostic tests such as CT scans, x-rays, urinalysis, and blood tests, administers medication, and performs surgery to treat diseases, injuries, or disorders of animals. Since animals are not capable of vocalizing symptoms, a Veterinarian relies on the clinical signs exhibited by animals for administering treatment which is similar to pediatric medicine. The US Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Veterinarian profession through O*NET Online.

Qualifications for a TN Visa as a Veterinarian

  1. Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
  2. A detailed offer/support letter from a U.S. employer; and
  3. D.V.M., D.M.V. or Doctor en Veterinaria; OR State/provincial license.

TN Visa Veterinarian 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 Veterinarian 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 as a Veterinarian 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 Veterinarian

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

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