TN (NAFTA Professionals)


  • The TN nonimmigrant visa permits qualified citizens of Canadian and Mexican, under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), to work in the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level.
  • The employer can be either U.S. or foreign entities.


  • Applicant is a citizen of Canada or Mexico;
  • Profession is qualified under the regulations;
  • Position in the United States requires a NAFTA professional;
  • Applicant will work in a prearranged full-time or part-time for an employer (but not self-employment); and
  • Applicant has the qualifications to practice in the profession in question.

Period of Stay:

  • The initial period of stay for TN visa is up to 3 years.
  • May extend status indefinitely in increments of up to 3 years each.


  • Spouse and children under the age of 21 may be eligible for TD nonimmigrant status.
  • Spouses and children are not permitted to work in the United States, although they may attend school.