TN Visa Psychologist. The USMCA (NAFTA) professions list includes Psychologist. Qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens are able to obtain TN visa status to work and live in the United States as Psychologists. 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 case as a TN Visa Psychologist 1-866-697-1832
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What is a Psychologist for TN visa purposes?
In general, a Psychologist studies human behavior and mental processes through observing, recording and interpreting how individuals relate to each other and to their environment. With the use of scientific methods, procedures and principles to test the ideas of individuals, Psychologists look for patterns to help them in understanding and predicting behavior. The research studies conducted by Psychologists played a big part in understanding between individuals, organizations, groups, institutions, cultures and nations. Some other potential job titles of Psychologist are Clinical Psychologist, Child Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Out-Patient Therapist, Clinical Therapist, Behavioral Psychologist, Pediatric Psychologist, Sex Offender Treatment Professional and Eating Disorder Specialist. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the Psychologist profession through O*NET Online.
Qualifications for a TN Visa Psychologist
- Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
- A detailed offer/support letter from a U.S. employer; and
- Licenciatura Degree; OR, State/provincial license.
TN Visa Psychologist Degree Requirements – Licenciatura Degree
A Licenciatura is a the first higher-education degree awarded at universities, varying from 3 to 5 years of study, depending on the field. In Mexico, every graduate who obtained a Licenciatura diploma is legally a Licenciado, or licensed. Although a Licenciatura Degree is the equivalent of a U.S. 4 year degree, the main difference is that a Licenciatura Degree grants a license, while a Bachelor’s degree doesn’t.
It is our experience that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) takes the stance that an applicant for TN Visa as a Psychologist must have a Mexican Licenciatura Degree, OR, State/provincial license. They will not accept a degree from another Country to meet this requirement. Is some case, it is best to obtain pre-approval by mail with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
TN Visa Psychologist 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 Psychologist 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 Psychologist 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.