TN Visa

OISS will not need to issue immigration documentation for a scholar in this visa status. However, OISS must still receive a copy of the offer letter and appointment information from iO, and the scholar must attend an OISS check-in appointment before or on their first day of employment, to ensure immigration compliance requirements are met.

The TN visa is reserved for the Mexican and Canadian NAFTA Professional Workers, and requires specific conditions to be met in order to be a valid option.

Summary of conditions:

• Applicant is a citizen of Canada or Mexico
• Profession is on the NAFTA list
• Position in the U.S. requires a NAFTA professional
• Mexican or Canadian applicant is to work in a prearranged full-time or part-time job, for a U.S. employer (documentation required)
• Professional Canadian or Mexican citizen has the qualifications of the profession

TN Visa Processing Requirements and Procedures