How to get a US Work Visa from Canada in Los Angeles for 2012

Canadians who want to get a US Work visa are in luck, thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadians have a fast-track option for working in the United States in the form of a TN Visa. 

However, TN visas are not easy to get. There are several specific requirements that you have to meet in order to be eligible to obtain a TN visa. These include:

Requirements for a TN Visa for Canadians

1. You must be a Canadian Citizen and have proof of this in the form of a valid passport or birth certificate.

2. You need to have an offer of employment (the letter in which you are offered employment must be formatted properly to be used in your TN visa application) from a United States employer.

3. Your job offer should be consistent with the NAFTA list of eligible job occupations for a TN visa, which are professional occupations such as lawyers, doctors, engineers and scientists.

4. You must be able to prove that you are qualified for the job based on your education, job history and work references if necessary.

5. You will need to show that you have significant ties to Canada

The TN Visa is available to Canadian citizens and Mexican citizens (permanent residents cannot apply) and is valid for up to three years.

Do you feel that a TN Visa might not be the best option for you? Are you unable to find your job on the NAFTA list for a TN Visa? We can help you find a US Work visa that suits your needs perfectly. Contact us today for a consultation! You can reach one of our licensed immigration lawyers using the form on the right or by calling us at the number above.

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