TN Visa for Graphic Designers

Graphic Designers design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.  Includes UX/Product design.

An applicant must possess one of the following to qualify for TN visa status as a Graphic Designer:

Bachelor’s degree.
Licenciatura Degree.
Post-Secondary Diploma and three years of experience.
Post Secondary Certificate and three years of experience.

Definition of a post secondary diploma or certificate

A post secondary diploma is defined as a credential issued, on completion of two or more years of post secondary education, by an accredited academic institution in Canada or the United States.

A post secondary certificate is defined as a certificate issued, on completion of two or more years of post secondary education at an academic institution, by the federal government of Mexico or a state government in Mexico, an academic institution recognized by the federal government or a state government, or an academic institution created by federal or state law.

The applicant for TN Visa must also provide the additional requirements:

  1. Proof of Canadian or Mexican citizenship;
  2. An offer of employment from a prospective U.S. employer;
  3. Proof of intent to return to Canada or Mexico at the expiration of the temporary TN stay.

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 fee is $500 to prepare the petition for you to take to the port of entry or embassy.

If you wish to file the I-129 petition with USCIS the USCIS fee is $460 and premium processing is available for an additional $1,225.  Our attorney fee is $500 to prepare the petition and file it with USCIS.

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