- Option 1
If you are a Canadian citizen, then you are not required to apply for a TN visa at a U.S. consulate.
You may establish eligibility for TN classification at the time you seek admission to the United States by presenting required documentation to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at certain CBP-designated U.S. ports of entry or at a designated pre-clearance/pre-flight inspection station. You must provide the following documentation to the CBP officer:
1) Proof of Canadian citizenship;
2) Letter from your prospective employer detailing items such as the professional capacity in which you will work in the United States, the purpose of your employment, your length of stay, and your educational qualifications; and
3) Credentials evaluation (if applicable), together with any applicable fees
Attorney Professional Analysis：Applicants need to prepare original academic degrees and professional certificates, not copies.
- Option 2
A prospective TN employer may choose to file on behalf of a Canadian citizen who is outside the United States by submitting Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker to USCIS.
If USCIS approves Form I-129, you, the prospective worker, may then apply to CBP for admission to the United States as a TN nonimmigrant by providing the following documentation to a CBP Officer at certain CBP-designated U.S. ports of entry or at a designated pre-clearance/pre-flight inspection station
1) Proof of Canadian citizenship; and
2) Approval Notice from USCIS for Form I-129.
3) a copy of the Form I-129, and all supporting documentation that was submitted to USCIS
4) Filing fee
If you are a Mexican citizen, then you are required to obtain a visa to enter the United States as a TN nonimmigrant. You should apply for a TN visa directly at a U.S. embassy or consulate in Mexico. Once you are approved for a TN visa, you may apply for admission at certain CBP-designated U.S. ports of entry or at a designated pre-clearance/pre-flight inspection station.
- Application procedure
1) Complete DS-160 Form.
2) Pay filing fee
3) Schedule an Appointment
4) Prepare related materials. See Required Documentation
5) Attend visa interview, obtain visa
6) If your application is checked or rejected, please contact a professional attorney in time.