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What is a Physician for TN visa purposes?
In general, a Physician seeking temporary entry to the U.S. on a TN Visa may not directly engage in patient care, although it is permissible when the activity is necessary for teaching or research. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Physician profession through O*NET Online.
Qualifications for a TN Visa Physician
- Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
- A detailed offer/support letter for a teaching or research position only; AND
- M.D. or Doctor en Medicina; OR State/provincial license.
TN Visa Physician 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 Physician 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 Physician 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.