In order to maintain TN visa status, you must maintain your employment and renew your status prior to the expiration date listed on Form I-94. If you lose your job or fail to renew your TN status prior to the expiration date, you will fall out of status. It is unlawful to continue to work beyond the expiration date listed on Form I-94. In addition, if you are fired or otherwise lose your employment, you must depart the United States immediately and cannot work for another employer until new TN visa status has been obtained.
It is important to leave the U.S. on or before the last day of your TN status or immediately upon the loss of employment. If you fail to exit the U.S. you will be out of status. Staying beyond the period of time listed on Form I-94 and not maintaining status in the U.S. is a violation of U.S. immigration laws, and may cause you to be ineligible for future travel to the U.S. If you stay beyond your term of employment and are present unlawfully in the U.S., even by one day, your TN visa status is automatically voided, in accordance with INA 222(g). Under INA 222(g) of U.S. immigration law, if you overstay on any nonimmigrant status, including TN status, your visa status will be automatically voided. If you become unemployed or fail to renew your TN visas status in a timely manner, you are required to reapply for a new TN visa, generally at a U.S port of entry. We are experienced in obtaining TN visas for Canadians that have changes in employment. If you have received a job offer from a new employer and need a new TN visa, contact us today.