TN Visa Research Assistant. The USMCA (NAFTA) professions list includes Research Assistant. Qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens are able to obtain TN visa status to work and live in the United States as Research Assistants. 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 with your TN Visa application as a Research Assistant. Contact us for a free assessment of your case as a TN Visa Research Assistant 1-866-697-1832
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What is a Research Assistant for TN visa purposes?
In general, a Research Assistant typically assists in academic researches and is not directly responsible for the results of the researches, but takes order from, and has responsibilities towards the principal researcher or immediate supervisor. The tasks of a Research Assistant include conducting searches, collecting data, copying articles, formulating a bibliography, ordering additional research material and keeping records of the projects.
A Research Assistant may also be tasked with conducting interviews, implementing experiments, administering surveys, and perform other tasks related to the researches. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides a detailed breakdown of the research assistant profession through O*NET Online.
Qualifications for a TN Visa Research Assistant
- Proof of Canadian or Mexican Citizenship;
- A detailed offer/support letter from a U.S. based post-secondary educational institution; AND
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in a closely related field.
TN Visa Research Assistant Employer Requirements
A Research Assistant working in the United States is limited to employment with U.S. based post-secondary educational institutions ONLY. If your job offer is for an employer other than a U.S. based post-secondary educational institution, the position will not qualify for TN Visa as a Research Assistant under the USMCA.
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 Visa Research Assistant 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 Research Assistant 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.