TN Visa as a Computer Engineer. The USMCA (NAFTA) professions list includes Engineering related professions. Computer Engineer and related IT Engineer roles qualify for TN Visa status under the USMCA (NAFTA). Qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens are able to obtain TN visa status to work and live in the United States. We have over 20+ years of combined experience with TN visa change of employer applications with hundreds of 5 star reviews. We can assist you to change your employer while remaining in the United States. Contact us for a free assessment of your options to change your TN visa employer. 1-866-697-1832
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What is Computer Engineer for TN visa purposes?
When the USCMA (NAFTA) was drafted they did not contemplate the IT boom under the traditional Engineering professions. Adoptions to the USMCA (NAFTA) include the addition of TN Visa Computer Engineer and related IT Engineer professions. There are many professions in the IT field that qualify under the TN Visa Engineer profession. Verify with a TN Visa Lawyer to see if you meet the TN Visa Computer Engineer requirements under the USCMA (NAFTA) and to see if your profession qualifies. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of Computer Engineer related professions though O*NET Online.
Qualifications for a TN Visa as a Computer Engineer
- Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
- A detailed offer/support letter from a U.S. employer;
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in Engineering or a closely related field; OR
- State/provincial license.
TN Visa application process
A new TN visa can be obtained in one of three (3) ways: (1) In person with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), (2) By mail with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), or (3) At a U.S. Consulate or Embassy.
TN Visa Duration
A qualified TN Computer Engineer can obtain a TN Visa for a maximum of three(3) years per stay.
TN visa extensions can be obtained every three (3) years with no limit on the number of possible extensions. You are able to obtain an extension of your TN Visa for as long as needed.
TN Visa to Green Card Through Employment
In many cases a U.S. employer is able to sponsor a TN visa holder for a green card through the Permanent Labor Certification Process with the U.S. Department of Labor (PERM). Since the TN visa is a nonimmigrant visa, this process must be handled carefully. If you need help with the TN visa to green card process make sure you work with a TN Visa lawyer familiar with this process.