Assisting Clients Obtaining TN-1 Visas Through Border Entry Applications

TN-1 Canadian Professional Specialty Worker Visas

Law Offices of Steven Tuan Pham, P.C.  - Houston TN-1 Visa Lawyer & U.S. Canadian Visa Attorneys

TN-1 Visas are Treaty NAFTA visas created specifically for Canadians who qualified as a “Specialty Occupation” professionals. Qualified applicants may obtain TN-1 status to work in the U.S. by simply filing the application with the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Officer at the Port of Entry (POE). The advantages of TN-1 visas are that there is no annual limit in the number of TN-1 visa. In addition, the process is less burdensome, less costly, and does not require months, or even years, such as H-1B and other categories. An employer who desires to hire a Canadian under TN-1 can realistically expect the potential employee to start within weeks, if not days. The Houston TN-1 Visa Attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven Tuan Pham. are experienced with Canadian immigration issues and in filing TN-1 NAFTA Visa applications for Canadian nationals. Please contact one of our Houston TN-1 Specialty Worker Visa Lawyers for a personal consultation.

Traditionally, TN-1 Visas were issued for 1 year periods. At the end of the visa status each year, TN-1 holders must return to the border or at a U.S. or at a POE to get a TN-1 Visa stamp on their passports. Recently, the USCIS has issued new regulations, permitting Canadians to obtain an initial 3-year TN-1 visa and a 3-year extension. The welcoming change will save employers and Canadians time and costs in filing applications. This change also positively affects employer’s ability to file for PERMs and I-140 immigrant petitions under employment-based for employees without having to worry about the 30-60 days issues (aliens that entered the U.S. within 30-60 days may not file for immigrant visa applications). Please contact our Houston Canadian Visa Attorneys and our Houston TN-1 NAFTA Lawyers for more information in filing for a new TN-1 Visa application or renewing your TN-1 Visa status without leaving the U.S.

Requirements and Application Procedures For TN-1 Visas

  • There must be a detailed job offer from the employer, stating the position, the job requirements, duties, and proposed salary.

  • The Houston Texas TN-1 Specialty Professional Visa Attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven Tuan Pham. will meet and consult with the applicant in our office to determine whether the applicant is qualified as a “professional” (i.e. having a degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor degree) and whether the proposed position is a “specialty occupation.”

  • The Houston TN-1 Canadian Visa Attorneys at Veritas will check with the Texas Workforce Commission and determine whether the proposed salary is sufficient under the prevailing wage.

  • If necessary, our Houston TN-1 Visa Application Attorney will assist the employer in reviewing and revising the job requirements to meet the specialty occupation as intended;

  • Prepare and gather documents and evidence and establish an exhibit to show our clients are qualified for TN-1 Visas.

  • Draft and review a detailed cover letter, stating each requirement and evidence in showing that our clients are qualified for the visa application.

  • Finalize and submit the application package for our clients to review prior to filing the application.

Remember, TN-1 Visas are only available to Canadian citizens, not Canadian permanent residents or Mexican nationals, even though Mexico is a party under NAFTA. The applicant must also be a “professional” and the job requirement is that of a “specialty worker.” Finally, the proposed salary must meet the prevailing wage set forth by the State’s Department of Labor’s agency. If you feel that you may be qualified for a TN-1 visa, please feel free to contact our Houston Texas TN-1 Visa Attorneys or our U.S. TN-1 Visa Lawyers at the Law Offices of Steven Tuan Pham..


Immigration Law is a vast area of law and requires an immigration attorney with years of experience to understand the intricacies of the Immigration & Nationality Law. In addition, the USCIS and U.S. Consular Offices are keen to scrutinize the Applicants' qualifications under TN-1 Visas, especially the prevailing wage. Please contact the Houston TN-1 Visa Attorneys and the Houston TN-1 Canadian Professional Worker Visa Lawyers to ensure proper documentations to show that you have met all requisite requirements for a TN-1 Visa. You are invited to call the Houston Immigration Attorneys and the U.S. Texas TN-1 Visa Immigration Lawyers at the Law Offices of Steven Tuan Pham. today at 713-517-6645 or complete our Contact Form.

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