How to get a US work visa for a Canadian

Are you a Canadian living in Edmonton who currently works in a professional job? A professional job means a job that requires a high level of education and skill, such as being a doctor, scientist or engineer. If you are in a qualifying occupation and you have a job offer in the Untied States to work in that occupation, you may qualify for a TN Visa

Like all foreign nationals, Canadians must apply for visas when they want to work in the United States – even if they have a job offer from a US company already. A TN visa is much more convenient for qualifying Canadians than other types of US visas, although if you do not qualify for a TN Visa there are several other US work visas to choose from.

What do I need to get a TN Visa?

To get a TN Visa, you will need to ensure that you have all of the supporting documents and proof that you need. Such proof includes:

1. A copy of your US job offer, formatted specifically as a petition for a TN Visa.

2. A copy of your educational history, work history and any credentials that show you are qualified for the job you have been offered in the United States.

3. A copy of your resume, up-to-date and properly formatted.

4. Proof that you are a Canadian citizen.

5. A valid Canadian passport that will remain valid for at least three years.

6. Information detailing your ties to Canada, proving that you will not overstay your visa such as evidence of a home in Canada or close family members in Canada.

Do not leave your TN Visa application up to chance! Consulting with a licensed immigration lawyer beforehand can make a huge difference in whether you are approved or denied. You can contact us at the number on the top of this page for assistance.

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