What is a TN Visa and Who Qualifies?
TN stands for “Trade NAFTA.” A TN visa allows Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the Unites States in certain professional occupations. Eligibility is met when i) the job offered is one of the professional occupations listed in NAFTA Chapter 16, Annex 103, Appendix 1602.d.1, ii) that the job is “temporary,” and ii) the worker meets the educational and/or licensing requirements for the job.
Some of the jobs listed in Appendix 1602.d.1 include: accountants, architects, systems analysts, engineers, graphic designers, lawyers, management consultants, research physicians, social workers, dentists, chemists, and college teachers. There are over 60 occupations listed.