Trade NAFTA (TN) Status

San Antonio Trade NAFTA Status Attorneys

Obtaining U.S. Work Authorization For Citizens Of Mexico And Canada

If you are a Mexican or Canadian citizen and you wish to enter the United States on a temporary basis for professional employment, you may be eligible for entry and work authorization on a temporary basis under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

At Trevino Immigration Law, our San Antonio trade NAFTA status lawyers frequently assist clients in Mexico and Canada with immigration matters. We can advise you on whether you are eligible for entry into the U.S. under NAFTA or any other provision of immigration law.

Understanding The Benefits And Drawbacks Of TN Status

Trade NAFTA (TN) status is a unique nonimmigrant status that is only available to citizens of Mexico and Canada. Although it is often referred to as a NAFTA visa, no visa is necessary for Canadian citizens. Mexican citizens must obtain a TN-2 visa to take advantage of this status.

TN status is only available to members of approximately 60 recognized professions. In most cases, a bachelor's degree or its equivalent and/or a professional license is required.

TN status has many advantages, but it is not the right option for everyone. In particular, it is not a dual intent status, meaning that anyone whose eventual goal is lawful permanent residence (green card status) in the U.S. should consider another option such as an H-1B visa.

Texas Immigration Lawyers Helping Clients Obtain NAFTA Visas

Our attorneys have helped many clients obtain entry to the U.S. under TN status. We advise both employees and employers in these and other employment-based immigration matters. To schedule a free consultation, please contact our office at 210-544-5105 or by email.