Can an Architect Get a TN Visa?

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Despite some setbacks, the number of architects has steadily increased throughout the past decade. The field of architecture saw a seventeen percent increase from 2010 to 2020. Even with more people joining the field, the United States still needs many more to maintain its competitive edge, which is where the TN Visa: Architect comes in. With a TN visa in hand, Mexican and Canadian architects may bring their skills to the United States. But not just anyone will qualify. For more information, please read on, then contact an immigration lawyer experienced in TN visas.

Who qualifies for a TN Visa: Architect?

To qualify for TN visa status under the occupational category for Architects, a Mexican or Canadian citizen must possess one of the following in a relevant field:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Licenciatura Degree
  • State License, or
  • Provincial License

What may TN Visa: Architect holders legally do?

As we have outlined in several preceding blogs, United States immigration authorities do not mandate what functions TN visa holders may serve. However, they typically expect applicable architects to design and prepare structure blueprints, meet with clients, budget time for certain projects, manage contracts, stop by worksites to ensure building codes are adhered to, and more.

Where might TN visa-holding architects work?

Again, United States immigration authorities do not mandate where TN visa holders may work. Nonetheless, many applicable architects work in a wide range of professional positions, including as commercial or residential architects, green design architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and more. The bottom line is that architects provide an invaluable service to our communities and country as a whole, and if you’re looking to work as an architect here in the United States, our firm is here to help you get the visa you need to do so.

Speak with an immigration lawyer skilled in work visas if you have any additional questions.

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