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What is an Engineer for TN visa purposes?
The TN Visa Engineer profession can be complicated due to the various professions that can qualify under the TN Visa Engineer profession. When the USMCA (NAFTA) was drafted they only contemplated the traditional Engineering professions: Chemical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Engineer, etc. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Engineering profession through O*NET Online.
Do Computer Engineers qualify for TN Visa status?
Yes. Guidance has been issued that states “Software Engineers” and other related engineering professions qualify for TN visa status. Since the adoption of the USMCA (NAFTA), there are many new IT engineer professions and computer related positions that also qualify under the TN Visa Engineer profession. These include Computer Engineers, Software Engineers, Network Engineers, Systems Engineers, and other computer related engineering professions. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Computer Engineering professions through O*NET Online.
Qualifications for a TN Visa 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 in Engineering.
TN Visa Engineer 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 Visa Engineer can obtain a TN Visa for a maximum of three(3) years per stay. The TN visa can be extended indefinitely with no limit on the number of extensions.
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 Engineer 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.