Which TN-1 Professions require a VisaScreen?

According to the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (the IIRIRA) certain health care professionals seeking entry into the United States under TN-1 status must first obtain a VisaScreen before entry will be granted. The following TN-1 professionals must meet all minimum education requirements and alternative credentials listed under the NAFTA, and obtain a VisaScreen before TN-1 status will be granted:

  1. Registered Nurse
  2. Physical Therapist
  3. Occupational Therapist
  4. Medical Technician/Technologist

If you are seeking entry into the United States under any one of the above listed professions and have not obtained a valid VisaScreen, you will be denied entry. You can find more information about how to obtain a VisaScreen for TN-1 purposes through the following link: How to obtain a VisaScreen

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