The TN visa is available to Canadian or Mexican nationals seeking employment under the NAFTA Treaty.
To qualify for TN Visa as a Geographer / Urban Planner, the applicant must have earned, and is able to provide proof of one of the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree; or
- Licenciatura Degree
The applicant for TN Visa must also provide the additional requirements:
- Proof of Canadian or Mexican citizenship;
- An offer of employment from a prospective U.S. employer;
- Proof of intent to return to Canada or Mexico at the expiration of the temporary TN stay.
Geographers study the physical and human geographic characteristics of the earth including its land, features, and inhabitants. Geographers also conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.
Urban Planners design, promote and administer government plans and policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation. Urban Planners also create, prepare, or requisition graphic and narrative reports on land use data, including land area maps overlaid with geographic variables such as population density.
About the TN Visa:
TN status may be granted for up to 3 years. TN extensions are available.
You must have a job offer for a temporary full-time or part-time job with a U.S. employer (but not self-employment) for a position on the TN Occupation List.
You may apply at the Port of Entry (Canadian TN), at a U.S. Embassy (Mexican TN), or by filing the I-129 petition with USCIS. Our attorney can prepare the petition for you to take to the port of entry or embassy.
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