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The Ultimate Guide to TN Visas

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect on Jan. 1, 1996. It was later replaced by the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) in 2020, though the terms are largely the same. This arrangement between the United States, Canada,

What is the TN visa category?

The TN (Trade National) visa program allows qualified TN NAFTA professionals who are Canadian or Mexican citizens to enter the United States for business purposes. Those who hold TN status can conduct business in the U.S. or work in the United States on a part-time or full-time basis for an authorized period.

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Who qualifies, and under what conditions?

To get TN status, professionals must be citizens of either Canada or Mexico. They must also be professionals on the TN NAFTA professionals list and must apply for a TN-1 or TN-2 visa and meet all requirements for entry into the United States.
American employers who wish to hire Mexican and Canadian citizens must first extend a job offer. The employer must sponsor qualified professionals for this visa and the visa holder must have the required license, education, and/or work experience for the offered position. The employer must have a need for a NAFTA professional to sponsor a Mexican or Canadian citizen for the role.

What occupations are on the allowed list?

What’s the process for securing a TN visa like?

Are there any caps or restrictions to be aware of?

Are there any potential sticking points or roadblocks with the process?

How long can employees stay in the U.S. with a TN visa?

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