Avoid Common TN Visa Application Mistakes – 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 renewals, TN visa extensions, TN Visa change of employer applications, TN 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. Call us to avoid common TN visa application mistakes.
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Common TN Visa Application Mistakes
Applying for TN visa status can be a complex process that if not handled properly can lead to a denial or even potential bars upon entry to the United States. We are often approached by individuals that have been denied entry into the United States under TN visa status due to flaws in their application. Although many denials can be overcome, it is best to be properly prepared before seeking to obtain TN visa status. The following is a list of items to consider before seeking entry into the United States under TN visa status:
- Obtain a degree evaluation – If you obtained your academic degree outside of the United States or Canada, you must first obtain an evaluation of your degree to determine its equivalence to a U.S. degree. If you do not obtain a degree evaluation you could be denied entry into the United States and asked to obtain an evaluation before re-applying.
- Carry a valid passport valid for the duration of your requested TN Visa status – TN visa status can only be issued for as long as your passport is valid. If you are seeking entry for a three (3) year period your passport must be valid for at least three (3) years.
- Carry original proof of your academic degree – You must carry the original copy of your academic degree, official transcripts or other valid proof of your academic degree. If you do not have original proof of your academic degrees you could be denied entry into the United States and asked to re-apply with original proof of your degree.
- Obtain proof of experience – For certain TN visa professions that require experience, it is necessary to provide proof of your experience. The most common way to prove experience is through letters from former or current employers. A resume is not sufficient proof of previous experience. If you do not have proof of your experience you could be denied entry into the United States and asked to re-apply with acceptable proof of your experience.
- Carry proof of non-immigrant intent – In order to be admitted in TN visa status you must be prepared to show your permanent ties to Canada and your intentions to maintain and return to Canada upon completion of your temporary stay in TN visa status. If you are unable show your non-immigrant intent you could be denied entry.
- Bring an original support/offer letter from your employer – One of the main pieces of a TN visa application is the employer support/offer letter. You must have an original copy of the employer support/offer letter in order to obtain TN visa status. The letter must be printed on official company letterhead with employer contact information and contain sufficient detail about the position offered, job duties and terms of employment. If you do not have an original support/offer letter or the letter is not written properly, you could be denied entry.
If you have questions about the TN visa application process, have been denied entry into the United States under TN visa status, or need help preparing an approvable TN visa application, we can help. Call us to avoid many common TN visa application mistakes.