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As provided for by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the TN work visa status is offered to Mexican and Canadian citizens who are seeking to enter the U.S. to work at a professional level. A “professional level” is work that requires a bachelor’s degree (or higher) or credentials such as a professional license. Four types of visas are dealt with by the NAFTA agreement:
B–1 visas for temporary visitors for business
E–1 and E–2 visas for “treaty” traders and investors
L–1 visas for intracompany transferees, and
TN visas for professional level employees
The TN category also permits U.S.-based employers to sponsor a Mexican or Canadian citizen lacking a degree or a professional license, provided the employee will work as a technician in direct support of professionals. There is no cap on TN visas. To apply for a TN visa, a sponsored employee must prove Mexican or Canadian citizenship; must prove that he or she will work in a position on the TN listing of occupations; and show that he or she has the education or work experience that the job requires.
Immigrating to the United States is an often tricky and always complicated procedure. Sponsors and potential employees who are considering the TN visa will both want and need the counsel of an experienced immigration lawyer. Los Angeles NAFTA immigration Attorney Patricia Depew helps business professionals and employers choose the right options by providing them with sound, seasoned legal counsel and representation. Her comprehensive immigration practice includes business, employment, investor, and trader visas. Ms. Depew also represents clients before the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the INS) and U.S. Immigration Court.
Patricia Depew serves the greater Los Angeles area through her diligent work for clients throughout southern California. If you need a NAFTA immigration services lawyer to represent you, or if you simply seek the best available legal advice regarding TN visas or other employment visas, Patricia Depew is here to serve you. She represents clients throughout Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley region, and the surrounding region. Ms. Depew provides a courteous, comfortable environment for clients to discuss their immigration concerns. She will move you quickly past the legal rhetoric to the core of whatever legal matter you face, and she will save you from wasting time, financial resources, or emotional anxiety. Call Los Angeles NAFTA services immigration Attorney Patricia Depew today at 310-284-8494. Se Habla Español.
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This publication and the information included in it are not intended to serve as a substitute for consultation with an attorney. Specific legal issues, concerns and conditions always require the advice of appropriate legal professionals.