TN Visa Optimized Processing – U.S. Ports of Entry

Beginning in mid-September 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is optimizing processing for first-time Canadian TN  applicants seeking entry into the United States under NAFTA.

CBP has designated ports of entry that will ensure a more efficient approach to processing the high volume of TN applicants.

You may continue to go to any port of entry along the Canadian border for processing; however, USCIS encourages first-time Canadian TN  applicants to go to one of the designated ports of entry where you will receive optimized processing.

Ports of Entry Designated for Optimized Processing

Canada Locations

Lester B. Pearson International Airport

P.O. Box 115Toronto AMF

Toronto, Ontario L5P 1A2

Hours of Operation:  4:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Daily

Trudeau International Airport

975 Romeo Vachon Boulevard, NorthRoom TT 2.400

Dorval, Quebec H4Y 1H1

Hours of Operation:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Vancouver International Airport

International Terminal – Level 33161 Grant McConachie Way

Richmond, British Columbia V7B 0A4

Hours of Operation:  4:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Daily

Calgary International Airport

P.O. Box 1552000 Airport Road, Northeast

Calgary, Alberta T2E 6W5

Hours of Operation: 4:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Daily

Vermont Locations

Highgate Springs Port of Entry

Interstate 89 at the Border

Highgate Springs, VT 05460

Hours of Operation:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday

Derby Line Port of Entry

Interstate 91

Derby Line, VT 05830

Hours of Operation:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday through Thursday

New York Locations

Alexandria Bay Port of Entry

46735 Interstate 81

Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Peace Bridge Port of Entry

One Peace Bridge Plaza

Buffalo, NY 14213

Rainbow Bridge Port of Entry

One Rainbow Bridge

Niagara Falls, NY 14330

Champlain Port of Entry

237 West Service Road

Champlain, NY 12919

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday

Michigan Locations

Detroit Canada Tunnel Port of Entry

150 E. Jefferson

Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit Ambassador Bridge Port of Entry

3033 Porter Street

Detroit, MI 48216

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday

Washington Locations

Blaine Peace Arch Port of Entry

123 Second Street

Blaine, WA 98230

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday through Thursday

Montana Locations

Sweetgrass Port of Entry

39825 Interstate 15

Sweetgrass, MT 59484

Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday

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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