Eligibility for TN Status
TN status is available only to citizens of Mexico and Canada, not landed immigrants. Under NAFTA, a citizen of a NAFTA country may work in a professional occupation in another NAFTA country provided that:
- The profession is on the NAFTA list.
- The individual possesses the specific educational degree or appropriate credentials for the professional occupation as defined in the NAFTA agreement.
- The prospective position requires someone in that professional capacity.
- The individual is going to work for a U.S. employer.
OVIS will review TN eligibility on a case-by-case basis. The position must be a professional position that meets the regulatory criteria. It must be full-time and benefits-eligible.