What Jobs Qualify for TN Visa?

If you are a Canadian or Mexican citizen and you wish to work in the United States, then one option is to apply for a TN Visa if your job qualifies. Specifically, any citizen of Mexico and Canada who wants to enter and work in the United States temporarily may be allowed to do according...
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Can I Enter Canada If I Have a DUI?

Although you might have completed the required documents and satisfied the requirements to be admitted to Canada, you may still be declined because of previous criminal conduct. You might also be denied if any of your dependents have been charged with criminal behavior. Those with a DUI conviction may have an even more difficult time....
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H-1B Lottery Changes – Increased Chance for U.S. Masters Cases

The Department of Homeland Security announced a change to the H-1B selection process for cap-subject petitions. The changes will result in a more efficient and effective H-1B petition process and will also increase the chances for beneficiaries with a U.S. Masters degree to be accepted in the lottery. Traditionally, USCIS performed the Masters Cap lottery...
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New H-1B Electronic Registration Process

The Department of Homeland Security announced a new electronic registration requirement for employers participating in the H-1B petition process. Upon implementation, the electronic registration requirement will require employers/petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap petitions to first electronically register with USCIS during a designated registration period. Only petitioners whose registrations are selected will be eligible to...
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Trump Merit-Based H1B Visa Program Proposal – Advanced Degree Approvals

One of the major changes proposed under the Trump administration is converting the current H-1B visa program into a more merit-based system. If enacted, this would affect the chances of many foreigners hoping to stay in the US as temporary workers. The H-1B visa allows US employers to temporarily hire foreign talent in specialty occupations,...
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How Long Does It Take to Get a TN Visa?

If you are Mexican or Canadian citizen and you want to work in the United States, the TN visa is your best option if your occupation falls under United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) formerly known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).It does not require sponsorship as the H-1B and the Green Card. More importantly,...
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L1 Visa One Year Requirement Clarified by USCIS

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released a policy memorandum that clarifies certain requirements for the L-1 visa. In particular, the clarifications address the more specific details of the one-year employment pre-requisite. The L-1 visa is granted to foreign employees working at a US company’s foreign office and intending to transfer to the...
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How Difficult Is It To Get A TN Visa?

For Canadians and Mexicans who have a job waiting in the US, applying for a TN visa is generally the quickest way to legally work in the country. Many nationals from Canada and Mexico actually prefer to get this visa instead of other visa types. However, getting TN status is not always easy. There are...
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