Hiring a Foreign National for Short-Term Employment TN Professionals (NAFTA)

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How does a Canadian citizen apply for TN status?

A Canadian citizen seeking admission as a TN nonimmigrant needs to show evidence of Canadian citizenship, a job offer letter from a U.S. employer offering a job included on the NAFTA list. The Canadian citizen may also need to provide a credentials evaluation establishing qualification for the offered job. The prospective employee can apply for admission to the U.S. with an immigration officer at a U.S. port of entry.

How does a Mexican citizen apply for TN status?

A Mexican citizen seeking admission as a TN nonimmigrant needs to apply for a TN visa at a U.S. consulate with evidence of Mexican citizenship and a job offer letter from a U.S. employer offering a job included on the NAFTA list. The Mexican citizen may also need to provide a credentials evaluation establishing qualification for the offered job.

Is it possible to substitute education with experience?

Where a bachelor’s degree is specifically required, experience cannot be substituted for the degree. Please refer to the NAFTA Job List for the educational requirements for each profession.

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