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TN – Professionals under NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides agreement for Canadian and Mexican citizens to enter the United States and work in professional occupations. These nationals are designated a "TN" status upon entry to the United States. TNs must show their intent to not stay in the United States permanently. There are no visa requirements for TN professionals. Professional occupation is defined in NAFTA as requiring at least a bachelor's degree or other credentials demonstrating professional level.

Some of the professionals accepted by the NAFTA regulations include the following: accountant, architect, computer systems analyst, economist, engineer, graphic designer, hotel manager, interior designer, librarian, management consultant, medical technologist, dietitian, research assistant, scientific technologist and others.

Spouses and children of TN status holder will get a TD visa. They will not be authorized to work in the United States, but they are able to attend school.



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