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Mexican TN Visa holder with a full time position. I was offered a part-time with another IT company with a TN offer letter.

West Palm Beach, FL |

Where should I apply for a concurrent TN ? Through form I-129 or can I go back to US Consulate in Mexico and fill out DS-160 ? I dont want my orginal TN to get cancelled.

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Concurrent TN status is allowed, but you can only have 1 physical TN visa. For concurrent employment your existing visa would have to be cancelled and a new visa listing both employers issued. Thus, you would be giving a consular officer the opportunity to cancel your visa. Thus, depending upon the facts of your case, it may be better to file with USCIS. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney for case specific advice.

While this answer is provided by a Florida Bar Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, it is for general information purposes only and an attorney/client relationship is neither intended nor created. You should seek out qualified counsel to review your case and provide you with advice specific to your situation. Call +1-561-478-5353 to schedule a consultation with Mr. Devore.


TN's can be filed in the U.S. with USCIS as of October of 2012. Review form I-129 and the filing instructions. You may also want to consider an H-1B for the fall with either or both of your companies if you are contemplating immigrating.


For a TN visa you can apply within the United States with form I-129. But you should consult with an immigration attorney to ensure your proposed course of action wont have negative consequences.


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