Is a TN Visa considered sponsorship? The USCMA does not require a U.S. employer to complete a recruitment process to hire a TN visa professional and there is requirement to show an effort to hire a U.S. worker. There is no requirement to obtain a prevailing wage determination (PWD) through the U.S. Department of Labor and no Labor Condition Application process (LCA) through the DOL. In this regard, the TN Visa is not considered formal sponsorship.
Both citizens of Mexico and Canada are able to obtain TN visa status without the formal sponsorship associated with the H-1B Visa and U.S. Green Card Process. New TN Visas are most commonly obtained at a U.S. Port of Entry for Canadians and through a U.S. Consulate or Embassy for Mexicans and a U.S. employer is not required to obtain approval from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to hire a foreign worker on a TN Visa. The USMCA (NAFTA) makes hiring either a Canadian or Mexican citizens on TN visa relatively simple when compared to other U.S. work visa options. If you have questions about hiring a Canadian or Mexican on a TN visa, we can help. We have over 20+ years of combined experience helping both Mexicans and Canadians to obtain TN visa status and have hundreds of 5 start clients reviews. We offer several TN visa services starting with a free case assessment.