TN Visas For Canadian And Mexican Professionals

From our headquarters in Louisville, Barth Law Firm, P.S.C., represents businesses across Kentucky and beyond. Our founding attorney, William Barth, has been practicing law since 1982, giving him extensive experience in business immigration issues. He is adept at minimizing the burden on employers when it comes to pursuing TN visas for Canadian and Mexican professionals who are covered by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Your company may be able to bring a Canadian or Mexican employee to the U.S. with a TN visa if the following apply:

  • The position your company is offering requires a full-time or part-time NAFTA professional.
  • The employee's profession is included on the list maintained by NAFTA.
  • The employee has the appropriate level of education and experience.
  • The employee is an actual citizen of Canada or Mexico, not a permanent resident.

Note: In many cases, Canadian citizens can apply for TN nonimmigrant status when they reach a port-of-entry in the U.S. A TN visa may not be necessary. However, Mexican citizens are always required to obtain TN visas prior to entering the country.

Ensuring Your Employee Is Prepared For The Interview

In most cases, your prospective employee must attend an in-person interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. To ensure that the interview proceeds as smoothly as possible, he or she should bring the following:

  • A valid passport
  • A copy of the appropriate visa application
  • The visa application fee or receipt of payment
  • An employment offer or contract from your company
  • A recent passport photo
  • Documentation of his or her education and experience

Streamlining The Legal Process

Barth Law Firm, P.S.C., can streamline the process for your company by marshalling the information and creating a comprehensive immigration package. To learn more about our services, contact our lawyer at 800-481-1336 or 502-429-9049 for a complimentary consultation.