Trade-NAFTA (visa symbol "TN") professionals from Canada and Mexico are now eligible for three-year admission periods compared to the one-year periods of admission previously authorized. Dependants of TN professionals also will be eligible for three-year admission periods. Extensions of stay approved for TN professionals may now be authorized for three years, as well.
The TN classification allows certain professionals under NAFTA (e.g., accountants, engineers, attorneys, pharmacists, scientists, teachers, and others) to apply for admission to the United States on a temporary basis. This category is not subject to a numerical cap, allowing for more predictability in the planning process by both employers and employees. For a summary of TN category and a list of occupations for which TN classification is available, please click here.