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9.19.2008

TN Status Expanded from One Year to Three Years

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is expanding the validity period of Trade-NAFTA (“TN”) status from one year to three years. TN status comes from the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) among the United States, Canada and Mexico. TN status is available for professional workers from Canada or Mexico to work temporarily in the United States. TN status is available to professional workers from Canada or Mexico. Three years is the same period of time that USCIS currently may grant to H-1B specialty occupation workers. The rule cleared the Office of Management and Budget on September 10, 2008, and publication is expected soon. View full article (PDF).