Can a Social Worker Get a TN Visa?

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Social workers do a great deal of good on a very human level. If you are a foreign national from Mexico or Canada and you would like to be a social worker in the United States, you may be able to do so through a TN visa. Please continue reading and reach out to our work visa lawyers to learn more about the process of acquiring a TN visa as a social worker. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the requirements for obtaining a TN visa for a social worker?

To get a job as a social worker in the United States through the TN visa, you are required to possess either a Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (and in some cases, a license to do social work, depending on the state you wish to work in). Additionally, to be a clinical social worker, you are required to have a master’s degree, supervised clinical experience, and a license from the state you want to practice in.

Our firm can assess your situation, determine whether you should qualify, and, from there, guide you through the process of obtaining your visa so you can live and work here in the United States.

What does a social worker do?

Social workers have a broad range of responsibilities and work in a wide array of fields, but at their core, social workers are there to help people deal with problems that occur in their everyday lives. Typically, social workers are assigned to help vulnerable individuals and their communities by providing solutions, advice, and advocating for justice or reform.

Where can a social worker get a job?

Social work is available in a very broad scope, ranging from micro to macro scenarios. For example, social workers can gain employment at small agencies dedicated to helping children and adolescents in foster homes, for example. Social workers can also help those who suffer from drug addiction, medical patients, those struggling with poverty, refugees and immigrants, and veterans, to name just a few.

Social workers are employed in various settings, including hospitals, drug or alcohol rehab centers, schools of all levels, clinics and counseling agencies, community outreach agencies, and more. There is no shortage of need for social workers here in the United States, and if you’re looking to become one through a TN visa, the Lightman Law Firm is here to help. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.