How to Get a Work Visa for Austin, TX from Canada in 2012

If you are a Canadian citizen and want an American work visa, you are in luck. The NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) allows Canadian citizens (Canadian permanent residents are not eligible) to be eligible to apply for something called a TN visa, which is a temporary American work visa. This visa allows Canadian citizens with a valid job offer from an American employer to work in the United States for up to three years. 

The job must be found on the NAFTA list of eligible occupations for a TN Visa, which includes professional occupations like doctor, engineers, lawyers and accountants. The full list of NAFTA jobs for a TN Visa is found here:

How do I apply for a TN Visa?

Before you apply for a TN Visa, you should speak with a licensed immigration lawyer to ensure that you are eligible. There are many very specific requirements for obtaining a TN Visa, and not meeting them all could result in your TN visa application.

Some of these requirements include having a job offer from a United States employer that is properly formatted for a TN visa application, that you have education and qualifications that are consistent with the job offer, that you have proof of your Canadian citizenship in the form of a birth certificate or valid passport and that you have strong ties to Canada and can convince United States visa officers that you will not overstay your TN Visa.

We have helped countless Canadians apply for United States work visas, TN visas and other kinds of visas. If you want to apply for a TN Visa to work in the United States, contact us! We would love to hear from you.

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