Saturday, August 31, 2013

Working in the U.S. – TN Visas For Canadian and Mexican Citizens

A unique nonimmigrant classification created as result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the TN (for Trade NAFTA) visa exists solely for the benefit of Canadian and Mexican citizens.

Under NAFTA, a Canadian or Mexican citizen may temporarily enter into the United States and engage in certain designated professional services. Although the TN visa classification originated with the promise of facilitating trade in services under transparent criteria, this is hardly the case in today's U.S. immigration environment.

U.S. immigration's increasingly enforcement-minded attitude, which frequently results in arbitrary denials or allegations of immigration violations that carry severe penalties, underscores the importance of a diligently and well prepared TN visa application.

With law offices on both sides of the Canadian/American border, Millar & Pérez Immigration Lawyers, PLLC is uniquely situated to assist in TN visa applications. This is true not just because of our convenient border locations but because of our extensive experience handling a large, ongoing number of TN and other professional visas.

TN visas are one of our specialty case types.

If you are interested in learning more about TN visas, I recommend that you speak to an immigration attorney in one of our offices to discuss the details of your situation and the steps that need to be taken.

To make an appointment with an experienced U.S. immigration lawyer, you may contact the immigration law offices of Millar & Pérez Immigration Lawyers, PLLC at

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Duncan Millar
Millar & Perez Immigration Lawyers, PLLC
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