TN Visas Now Valid for Three Years

TN Visa period of admission extended

After much anticipation, the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS, has officially increased the initial maximum period of admission for TN Visas to three years from one year. Further, those that want to apply for extensions of their TN Visas can apply for a period of up to three years instead of the previous one year maximum.

Read the Press Release here.For Canadians,  this is a huge advantage. In the past, people wishing to work for more than one year in the US, had to resort to H-1B Visas. However, the problem with H-1B visas is that US Immigration imposed a worldwide limit of H-1Bs allowing only 65,000 visas issued every fiscal year as well as the general six-year maximum duration.

Great news for TN Visa applicants

With this new three year TN Visa rule, one need not worry about any  annual limitations and there is also no set limit on the number of TN extensions one can apply for provided you can convice an immigration officer your stay in the U.S. will be of a temporary nature.

This is great news for TN Visa applicants!

Fadi Minawi,
US Immigration Counsel

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About Fadi Minawi

Fadi is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Toledo College of Law. He is called to the New York State Bar and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is currently serving as the Media Liaison for the Canadian Chapter of AILA. Fadi has extensive experience in US immigration matters and is the firm’s lead in the area of US immigration. He is specialized in corporate and family immigration, as well as issues dealing with US inadmissibility.

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