TN Visa as a Vocational Counselor

What is a Vocational Counselor for TN visa purposes?

In general, a Vocational Counselor provides career counseling to help individuals with their career decisions. Vocational Counselors typically study and evaluate their clients’ work history, education, interests, training, and personality traits. To help their clients come up with career decisions, they may conduct aptitude and achievement tests. A Vocational Counselor also works closely with individuals to develop their skills in job searching and helps clients locate and apply for jobs. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Vocational Counselor profession through O*NET Online.

Qualifications for a TN Visa as a Vocational Counselor

  1. Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
  2. A detailed offer/support letter from a U.S. entity; AND
  3. Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in a closely related field.

TN Visa Vocational Counselor 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 Vocational Counselor can obtain a TN Visa for a maximum of three(3) years per stay.

TN Visa Vocational Counselor 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 Vocational Counselor 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 a Vocational Counselor

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

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