As a Canadian should I apply for a TN Visa or H1B Visa

TN Visa Lawyer – Richards and Jurusik TN Visa Lawyers have over 20+ years of combined experience helping thousands obtain TN Visa status. Hundreds of 5 star client reviews. Our specialized practice has allowed us to gain particular expertise with the preparation, filing and successful adjudication of TN Visa applications under the USMCA (NAFTA) for Canadian and Mexican Citizens.

We have experience representing TN visa clients in person with CBP at U.S. ports of entry, by mail with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and with U.S. Consulates and Embassies. Our TN Visa Lawyers handle new TN visa applications, TN visa renewalsTN visa extensionsTN Visa change of employer applicationsTN Visa rejections, TN Visa denials, TN Visa to Green Card through marriage to U.S. Citizens, TN Visa to Green Card through employment, and all TN Visa related matters.

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TN Visa as an Alternative to the H1B Visa

Many are now receiving the often-devastating news that their H1B visa petition was not selected in the H1B visa lottery. However, Canadians are in a unique situation where they may still have options to work in the United States under the USMCA (NAFTA). The TN visa continues to be one of the best options for work in the United States for most Canadian and Mexican Citizens. 

TN Visa under USCMA (NAFTA) – The TN visa category is reserved for qualified Canadian citizens working in one of 63 designated NAFTA professions. Some professions that fall under NAFTA are management consultants, computer professionals, engineers, accountants, graphic designers, statisticians, social workers, pharmacists, veterinarians, biologists, chemists, and teachers. A TN visa can be issued in three (3) year increments with no maximum number of extensions. Despite recent conversation surrounding NAFTA, it remains in full force and is a very viable option for many Canadian citizens. Some of the main advantages of the TN-1 visa are:

  • 63 Professional occupations
  • No lottery or yearly limit
  • Same day decision at the border or pre-flight inspection
  • Visa term of 1 day and up to 3 years at a time
  • Unlimited visa extensions
  • Path to U.S. permanent residence through employer sponsorship

If you have questions about your ability to work in the United States on a TN visa under the USMCA (NAFTA), contact us today.

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