I currently have a TN visa. What is the best way to get to greencard from this position?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Jose, CA

I have heard of H1, and TN direct to greencard methods. Can someone provide advice/potentially handle my case?

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . TN is a nonimmigrant work status (not even a "visa") that, unlike an H-1B or L-1, where "dual intent" is not recognized or permitted (Canadian NAFTA negotiators are to blame for this). TN has no "direct" route to permanent residence. An employer needs to file fr PERM on your behalf.

    Need to hire local immigration counsel to guide you with this and handle your case.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Change to H-1B next year and be petitioned by an employer for a green card.

    Your employer needs to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise them, and handle the case. Your employer can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Paritosh Bhupesh Sheth

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . A TN visa can be converted to a H1B visa and this can lead to greencard depending on the circumstances.


  4. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Have employer file for H1B and then petition for you for LPR.

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more

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