TN Visa Lawyer – USCIS increases TN Visa period of stay for NAFTA professionals from 1 to 3 years

So now it is official TN visas can issued for 3 years and not just 1 as before. So many applicants were calling in the past year asking when will the rule become law, well not it is official.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased the maximum period of time a Trade-NAFTA (TN) professional worker from Canada or Mexico may remain in the United States before seeking readmission or obtaining an extension of stay. This final rule changes the initial period of admission for TN workers from one to three years, making it equal to the initial period of admission given to H-1B professional workers. Eligible TN nonimmigrants may now be allowed to receive extensions of stay in increments of up to three years instead of the prior maximum period of stay of one year.

Read the press release here Download file

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