Individuals with citizenship in Canada can straightaway move to the U.S. through a TN1 visa. These should have a valid work opportunity with an eligible profession from a U.S. employer. The TN1 visa is given for three years and is renewed (‘N’ number of times) based on the requirement.
TN1 visa holders can bring their family (spouse and children) to the U.S. until the TN visa is valid. Dependents have to apply for a TD visa, and after approval, they will receive an I-94 record with all the details, including the duration of stay in the U.S.
Members with TD visa is not permitted to work in the U.S.A., but are eligible to study at U.S. universities, without a student visa. TD visa holders can extend their duration of stay if they have
The application process to extend the duration of stay should be started before the 45 days of the I-94 record expires.
The TD visa holders should present their relationship with the TN visa holder by submitting the following documents:
In addition to this, TN visa holders need to submit the following list of documents:
Is it possible for a TN visa holder to apply for a U.S. Green Card?
It is not possible for TN 1 visa holders to apply for a U.S. green card because it is not a dual intent visa. Instead, they need to change their status to another dual intent visas (non-immigrant visa) like H-1 or L-1.
So, you can go to the U.S. with a TN1 visa and get sponsored by the employer under H-1 or L-1 visas.
The next option is to move back to Canada and apply for a U.S. green card as a Canadian Citizen. In this case, your application will be processed based on the priority date.
But for the American citizens born in Canada can apply for a green card by providing their family lineage.
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