What Should be Included in a Canadian TN-1 Border Application?

If you are a Canadian business professional seeking entry into the United States under TN-1 status through an application submitted at a port of entry or pre-flight inspection, it is important to have a properly prepared and supported TN application. A properly prepared TN application will include the following:

  1. Canadian passport or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document.
  2. Evidence that the applicant will perform duties under a profession listed in Appendix 1603.D.1 to the NAFTA. It isn’t enough to simply state that that the profession is listed. The application must be supported by evidence from the employer explaining how the desired employment falls under a designated NAFTA profession.
  3. Evidence that the applicant has the credentials listed for the profession in Appendix 1603.D.1 to the NAFTA. If the degree was obtained outside of North America, the application must be supported by a credentials evaluation.
  4. Statement of non-immigrant intent. The letter from the employer must state that the position offered is temporary in nature. In some cases additional evidence must be submitted to support non-immigrant intent.
  5. Application Fees. The application fee is $50 USD. There is an additional $6 for Form I-94.

It is important that each piece of the application is included. This includes original copies of academic degrees and an original copy of the employer support letter. One of the most important pieces of the TN application is the employer support letter. If the employer support letter does not provide enough detail about the position, the incorrect profession is listed or other defects exist, the application will be denied. If you need assistance with the TN application process, contact us today for a free assessment.

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