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TN Visa Details

The TN visa is for Canadian and Mexican nationals employed in professional occupations, including teachers, medical professionals and scientists who wish to work in the US temporarily. The TN visa is valid for three years and may be extended indefinitely

Spouses and children of the TN visa holder may obtain a TD visa to enter and remain in the US. The TD visa holder may attend school but if he or she wishes to work, he or she must change his or her status to obtain a work visa.

For Whom Is an TN Visa Appropriate?

Canadian and Mexican citizens with a bachelors degree and a job offer from a US. company.

TN Visa Requirements

A citizen of Canada or Mexico who seeks temporary entry as a business person to engage in business activities at a professional level may be admitted to the United States in accordance with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The TN list describes which professions are eligible for TN Visa classification.

GENERAL

ProfessionDegree and Licence Requirement
AccountantBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or C.P.A., C.A., C.G.A., or C.M.A.
ArchitectBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
Computer Systems AnalystBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post Secondary Certificate and three years’ experience.
Disaster relief insurance claims adjusterBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree and successful completion of  training in the appropriate areas of insurance adjustment pertaining to  disaster relief claims; or three years experience in claims adjustment  and successful completion of training in the appropriate areas of  insurance adjustment pertaining to disaster relief claims.
EconomistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
EngineerBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
ForesterBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
Graphic DesignerBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate and three years experience.
Hotel ManagerBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in hotel/restaurant management; or  Post-Secondary Diploma or Post Secondary Certificate in hotel/restaurant management and three years experience in hotel/restaurant management.
Industrial DesignerBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post Secondary Certificate, and three years experience.
Interior DesignerBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years experience.
Land SurveyorBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree or state/provincial/federal license.
Landscape ArchitectBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Lawyer (including Notary in the province of Quebec)L.L.B., J.D., L.L.L., B.C.L., or Licenciatura degree (five years); or membership in a state/provincial bar.
LibrarianM.L.S., or B.L.S. (for which another Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree was a prerequisite).
Management ConsultantBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or equivalent professional  experience as established by statement or professional credential  attesting to five years experience as a management consultant, or five  years experience in a field of specialty related to the consulting  agreement.
Mathematician (including Statistician)Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Range Manager/Range ConservationistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Research Assistant (working in a post-secondary educational institution)Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Scientific Technician/TechnologistPossession of (a) theoretical knowledge of any of the following  disciplines: agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry,  engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology, or physics; and (b) the ability to solve practical problems in any of those  disciplines, or the ability to apply principles of any of those  disciplines to basic or applied research.
Social WorkerBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Sylviculturist (including Forestry Specialist)Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Technical Publications WriterBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree, or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years experience.
Urban Planner (including Geographer)Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Vocational CounselorBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

MEDICAL/ALLIED PROFESSIONALS

DentistD.D.S., D.M.D., Doctor en Odontologia or Doctor en Cirugia Dental or state/provincial license.
DietitianBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
Medical Laboratory Technologist (Canada)/Medical Technologist (Mexico and the United States)Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years experience.
NutritionistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Occupational TherapistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
PharmacistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
Physician (teaching or research only)M.D. Doctor en Medicina; or state/provincial license.
Physiotherapist/Physical TherapistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
Psychologiststate/provincial license; or Licenciatura Degree.
Recreational TherapistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Registered nursestate/provincial license or Licenciatura Degree.
VeterinarianD.V.M., D.M.V., or Doctor en Veterinaria; or state/provincial license.

SCIENTIST

Agriculturist (including Agronomist)Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Animal BreederBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Animal ScientistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
ApiculturistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
AstronomerBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
BiochemistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
BiologistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
ChemistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Dairy ScientistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
EntomologistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
EpidemiologistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
GeneticistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
GeochemistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
GeologistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Geophysicist (including Oceanographer in Mexico and the United States)Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
HorticulturistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
MeteorologistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
PharmacologistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Physicist (including Oceanographer in Canada)Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Plant BreederBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Poultry ScientistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
Soil ScientistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
ZoologistBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

TEACHER

CollegeBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
SeminaryBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
UniversityBaccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

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