It is a visa category that is fully labeled as ‘Professionals Under the North American Free Trade Agreement’, which is also known as a TN Visa. This visa is only available to citizens of Canada and Mexico, who are under the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The TN visa is available for non-immigrant professionals who live in Canada and Mexico to work in the United States in a prearranged business activities for the US or foreign employers. These individuals must be citizens of Canada and Mexico. Permanent residents are not able to apply for a TN visa to work as NAFTA professionals.
NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement was formed to create a special economic and trade relationship between Canada, Mexico and the United States.
In 1994, NAFTA came in to effect. This agreement laid the foundation for strong economic growth. It created one of the world’s free largest trade zones. This created rising prosperity for Canada, the United States and Mexico. Since NAFTA was established, businesses all over these three countries have prospered and grown and many jobs have been created since then.
NAFTA encourages free trade and forgoes traffics on all imported goods that were made in, and originated in any of the NAFTA countries.
When NAFTA was created, it made it easier for business travelers to travel within the three countries, Canada, Mexico and the US. This allows for business professionals in hundreds of different professions to travel for business without the counties.
Thus, the TN visa was born, this is a visa that a qualified business professional can attain to receive easier access to all three countries and to avoid any hassles at the borders.
If you have any further questions, comments or concerns regarding the TN visa, or to begin an application, please do not hesitate to contact our team of legal professionals to assist you in your matter.