Office of International Affairs (OIA)
TN Visa Status
Canadian TN Application Checklist
Admission of a Canadian Citizen into the U.S. in TN status
- Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Canadian birth certificate or passport or certificate of Canadian naturalization. Please note: this status cannot be used by landed immigrants of Canada).
- Detailed letter from the employer:
- affirming Appendix 1603.D.1 profession of the applicant (see pages 2-4 of this handout)
- Describing the duties the applicant will perform in the U.S.
- Referencing the anticipated length of stay (no more than three years)
- Reviewing the applicant’s educational qualifications or credentials
- Demonstrating that the applicant has professional level status
- describing the arrangements for payment for the services to be rendered
- confirming that the applicant meets all license requirements, if applicable
- For employees of Canadian entities entering the U.S. as part of contracts with U.S. employers, a copy of the contract also should be provided in addition to a letter from the U.S. client describing the nature of the work
- Evidence that the employment is in one of the occupations listed in Appendix 1603.D.1 (pages 2-4 of this handout)
- Evidence that the individual has the required credentials for this profession (diploma, license, etc.).
When applying for TN status at port of entry, be prepared to state that the purpose of entry into the U.S. is temporary in nature. Also, be prepared to pay the filing fee of (US$50 as of 11/2000) in U. S. funds, plus any fees for any dependents who will accompany you.