What are the requirements for a TN NAFTA Visa?

In our last post, we briefly went over what a TN NAFTA Visa is, in this post, we discuss the requirements for a TN NAFTA Visa?

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) developed specially made economic and trade relationships for the US, Mexico, and Canada. The TN nonimmigrant classification allows skilled Mexican or Canadian citizens to seek limited entry into the U.S. to participate in commerce-related activities at a professional level.

Canadian Citizens

If you are a legal citizen of Canada, you are not obligated by law to apply for a TN visa at a United States  consulate. 

You may prove qualification for TN classification at the time you seek admittance to the U.S. through the presentation of required documentation to a United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at certain CBP-designated port of entry or at a designated pre-clearance/pre-flight inspection station. You must provide the following documentation to the Customs officer:

  • Proof of legal Canadian citizenship;
  • Letter from your prospective employer describing items including the professional capacity in which you will be employed in the United States. 
  • The purpose of your employment 
  • The length of your stay, 
  • Your pre-existing educational qualifications; and
  • Credentials evaluation (if applicable), together with any fees required.

Mexican Citizens

Unfortunately, if you are a Mexican citizen, then you are required to follow more stringent requirements than your Canadian counterparts. In order to obtain a visa to enter the United States as a TN nonimmigrant, you should apply for a TN visa specifically at a U.S. embassy or consulate in Mexico.  See the U.S. Department of State webpage, “Mexican and Canadian NAFTA Professional Worker.”

More information can be found about the TN NAFTA Visa at the USCIS website. At Cervitude IR, we help attorneys and clients of attorneys put together business plans, proposals and supporting documents for Visa applications.  More information on our  Visa Business Plan writing service can be found here.  Pricing for our immigration visa business plan writing service can be found here.  If you need help putting together a visa business plan, contact us today.



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