Like most other foreign nationals, Canadian citizens require a work visa to work legally in the United States. Luckily, the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) makes it a bit easier for Canadian (and Mexican) citizens to obtain a work visa for the United States. This is thanks to a special visa called a TN Visa, which only Canadian (and Mexican) citizens are eligible for. Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for a TN VisaScreen Shot 2012 09 14 at 11.17.51 PM 300x221 How Can a Canadian Citizen Work in the Denver in 2012?

Requirements to be eligible for a TN Visa for Canadian Citizens

1. Be a Canadian citizen, with proof of your citizenship in the form of a birth certificate or a valid passport.

2. Have an existing job offer from a United States job offer that is for a temporary basis, of up to three years. This job offer must be in the proper TN Visa format.

3. Your job offer must be consistent with the NAFTA list of approved TN Visa professional occupations. Some of these acceptable occupations include doctors, dentists, scientists, geologists, chemists, registered nurses, lawyers and engineers. A complete list is available here: http://www.visaplace.com/usa-immigration/tn-visa-applications.php

Top 10 TN Visa Tips from our Immigration Law Firm

• US Job offer should be consistent with your Education
• US job offer should appear on the NAFTA LIST
• US job offer should not exceed three years
• US job offer letter should be properly formatted with all relevant information
• When you apply, READ and UNDERSTAND all your documentation
• Your resume should be well organized and complete
• Employment references should be consistent and relevant
• Bring a valid Canadian Passport for at least three years
• Foreign degrees and diplomas should be evaluated as equivalent to Canadian or US Standards
• Get your TN Documentation reviewed by an Immigration Professional

Is your occupation not on the NAFTA list? There are many other types of United States work visas that Canadian Citizens can apply for. Give us a call for an assessment on your case, we would love to help you! You can also e-mail us by filling out the form on the right.

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