TN North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Professionals
The nonimmigrant NAFTA Professional (TN) classification allows citizens of Canada and Mexico, engaged in temporary professional activities as defined by NAFTA, to work in the United States in prearranged business activities for U.S. or foreign employers. TN status is requested by the visiting professional. The TN classification cannot be used to employ staff or faculty in permanent positions. Bard sponsors scholars in this category for temporary research and teaching positions. A comprehensive description of this visa option can be located on the U.S. Department of State website.
- You are a citizen of Canada or Mexico (permanent residents of Canada and Mexico are not able to apply for TN status to work as a NAFTA professional).
- Your profession and the purpose of your visit qualifies under the regulations.
- You have a prearranged full- or part-time job with a U.S. employer.
- You have and can demonstrate the qualifications to practice in the profession.