NYC TN Visas Lawyer

PPID attorneys help secure TN Visas for Canadian and Mexican nonimmigrant workers.

Welcome to PPID, where we specialize in helping Canadian and Mexican citizens seize the opportunities of the TN Visa – a nonimmigrant visa that grants temporary work authorization in the United States. Originally part of NAFTA and now preserved under the USMCA, the TN visa caters to professionals engaged in specific occupations listed in the NAFTA Professional Job Series. If you have a bachelor’s degree or relevant credentials and the expertise required for your chosen profession, our experienced attorneys are here to guide you through the TN visa process, making your dream of working in the U.S. a reality. Contact a New York City TN visa lawyer from our firm today.

How Can I Get a TN Visa to Work in New York City?

Obtaining a TN visa to work as a nonimmigrant in New York City is an exciting opportunity offered to foreign nationals with Canadian and Mexican citizenship. While the prospect of working in NYC can be alluring, some applicants are intimidated by the complexity of the process, causing them to secure a visa inefficiently or completely give up on their dreams. A compassionate and knowledgeable New York City TN visa lawyer from our law firm can help you with the following process to get your TN visa:

  • Determining Your Eligibility. TN visa requirements can be stringent. Therefore, it’s critical to make sure that you meet all of the background requirements, such as having certain qualifications and education, as well as working in a NAFTA professional occupation. A thoughtful immigration lawyer can ensure that you are eligible, and if you do not meet the requirements, they can help you determine other potential options to work in NYC.
  • Supporting the Job Search. While an attorney from our firm cannot secure a job for you, they can advise you on the types of jobs that fall under NAFTA professions, which you should be looking for and applying to.
  • Preparing Your Application. To apply for a TN visa, you will need to gather pertinent documentation, including evidence of your qualifications, such as diplomas and licenses, the letter of employment from your potential employer, and evidence that you are a Canadian or Mexican citizen.
  • Applying at the Border. Canadian citizens are able to skip the following steps by presenting their documentation at the border to a Customs and Border Patrol Officer. They will make a same-day decision about your eligibility. If your application is approved, you will be granted entry to New York as a TN nonimmigrant.
  • Filling Out the DS-160. Form DS-160 is the Nonimmigrant Visa Application that you will need to complete fully, which includes information about yourself, your objectives in the United States, and your intended period of stay.
  • Submitting Your Visa Application. Mexican citizens are required to apply for a TN visa at a US embassy or consulate before they can enter the United States. Therefore, they will be required to submit the DS-160 and the supporting application. They’ll also need to pay the application fee.
  • Attending an Interview. Mexican citizens who are required to apply for a TN visa must attend an interview in order to be granted their visa. If the application is approved, they will be given a visa stamp, which will allow them to enter the US and travel to New York City.

Canadian citizens may also have their prospective TN employer file a Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, on their behalf if they do not want to have their visa application decided at the border. If this petition is approved, the Canadian citizen can present the Form I-129 Approval Notice from USCIS and their passport at the border to be admitted entry.

Whether you are a Canadian or Mexican citizen, our dedicated lawyers are here to help the TN visa or TN status application process go as smoothly as possible. From helping you meet requirements to collecting critical documentation and advising you about immigration processes, our immigration law firm can help you achieve your goal of working in New York City.


Q: How Long Can I Work With My TN Visa in New York City?

A: The maximum time that you can work with your TN visa in New York City is three years at a time; however, this time can be extended an indefinite number of times. To extend your stay, your current employer can file a Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker on your behalf, or you can leave the country before your status terminates and apply again from a designated pre-clearance/ pre-flight inspection station or a Customs and Border Patrol US port of entry. An immigration lawyer can assist you with this.

Q: Can I Bring My Spouse With Me to NYC With a TN Visa?

A: Yes, if you have TN nonimmigrant status and are working in New York City, your spouse can join you. The application process and whether they will need a visa to enter the country will vary depending on their country of nationality. For example, Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter, but Mexican citizens and citizens of certain other nationalities will have to apply for and obtain a TD nonimmigrant visa before entering the United States.

Q: Who Qualifies for a TN Visa to Work in New York City?

A: Foreign nationals from Canada and Mexico who have certain educational backgrounds and professional skills that fall under the NAFTA professional categories can qualify for a TN visa to work in NYC. It must be demonstrated that the US position the applicant has been offered requires a NAFTA professional as well. An experienced New York TN visa lawyer can help you make sure that you meet all pertinent requirements for this nonimmigrant pathway.

Q: Can I Get a Green Card With a TN Visa?

A: No, you cannot get a green card with a TN visa. A TN visa is a nonimmigrant visa that does not open up a pathway to permanent resident status. In order to receive a TN visa or have their status renewed, an applicant must be able to demonstrate that they still have ties in their home country, such as family and a home, and do not have an intent to stay and live in the United States permanently.

Q: How Long Does It Take to Get a TN Visa to Work in New York City?

A: The length of time it will take to get a TN visa to come and work in NYC depends on whether you have a valid job offer, your nationality, and other critical details associated with your case. Canadian citizens who already have an adequate job offer letter, Canadian passport, and supporting paperwork can be granted TN nonimmigrant status on the same day of travel. However, Mexican nationals who must get a visa to enter the country can expect to wait months.

Discover a world of possibilities with the TN visa – contact us today to take the first step towards your successful American career.

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