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Visas for Canadian and Mexican NAFTA Professional Workers

The nonimmigrant NAFTA Professional (TN) visa allows citizens of Canada and Mexico, as NAFTA professionals, to work in the United States in prearranged business activities for U.S. or foreign employers. Permanent residents of Canada and Mexico are not able to apply for TN visas to work as NAFTA professionals. Select TN NAFTA Professionals on the USCIS website to learn more about TN nonimmigrant status.

Traveling on a TN or L1 Visa from Canada? Optimize Your Processing at Designated Ports of Entry

In September 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection designated ports of entry (POEs) for optimized processing of first-time Canadian applicants for admission in the TN or L-1 categories. Designating POEs for optimized processing ensures a more efficient approach to processing the high volume of TN and L1 applicants.

L1 Intracompany Transferee Petitions for Canadian Citizens under NAFTA
CBP Standards for Accepting and Adjudicating I-129 Petitions for L1 Intracompany Transferee Petitions for Canadian Citizens under NAFTA

VisaScreen®: Visa Credentials Assessment

Section 343 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (the IIRIRA) of 1996 requires specific health care professionals to complete a screening program before they can receive either a permanent or temporary occupational visa, including Trade NAFTA status.

Last published: 
March 3, 2016
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