To maintain its competitive advantage, the United States needs a steady supply of skilled engineers and other professionals. Thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement and its successor, the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, Mexican and Canadian citizens may bring their engineering skills to the United States by obtaining TN category status. But not every applicant will qualify for a TN visa. For more information on the qualifications for a TN visa: Engineer, please keep reading, then contact an immigration lawyer experienced in work visas today.
What are the requirements for a TN visa: Engineer?
To qualify for TN visa status under the occupational category for Engineers, an applicant must possess one of the following:
- Bachelor’s (Baccalaureate) degree or equivalent
- Licenciatura degree or equivalent, or
- State or provincial license
In most cases, except for those involving the Hotel Manager category, the USCBP and USCIS typically want to see a degree in engineering, or a related field, for the engineer occupation.
What engineering roles are acceptable under the TN visa?
A variety of engineer roles could possibly qualify under the TN category. Some of the most common roles include the following:
- Aeronautical engineers
- Agricultural engineers
- Biomedical engineers
- Chemical engineers
- Civil engineers
- Electrical engineers
- Electronics engineers
- Environmental engineers
- Industrial engineers
- Marine engineers
- Materials engineers
- Mechanical engineers
- Mechatronics engineers
- Software engineers
- Space engineers
For a full range of the possible roles and responsibilities that a TN status Engineer may fill, or if you have any questions about whether you may be eligible to get a TN visa as an engineer here in the United States, please do not hesitate to speak with an immigration lawyer skilled in employment immigration immediately. Lightman Law Firm is here to help.
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