This list applies to individuals who do NOT have an approved I-129 for TN status and are planning to apply for TN status at the U.S. Border. Note that all applicants must have a valid passportand Mexican Nationals must have a valid TN Entry Visa.

  • Original TN Support Letter signed by ISSS
  • Proof of Canadian or Mexican citizenship
  • US $50 Fee
  • Copy of Temple University Offer/Appointment Letter
  • Original Diploma needed for Temple Position; helpful to have original of all diplomas
  • Original Translations of Any Non-English Language Diplomas
  • Original Transcripts for All Degree Programs
  • Original Translations of Any Non-English Language Transcripts
  • Academic Credentials Evaluation if degree is from an institution outside of Mexico, Canada or the US. Note that some of our TN employees have encountered difficulty at the US Border for not having an Evaluation even when their degree is from a Mexican / Canadian institution.www.temple.edu/isss/general/credential.html
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (Résumé)
  • Copy of any required license
  • If previously in the US: copy of most recent I-94 and any other relevant immigration documents such as Forms I-20,Forms DS-2019,  I-797 Approval Notice(s)
  • Copy of NAFTA TN Occupation List showing category requested
  • A statement that the purpose of the entry to the U.S. is temporary. Although this may be set forth in the employer's letter, the applicant should articulate it at the time of admission

 

*9 FAM 41.59 N14.4 (CT:VISA-1346; 10-14-2009) In rare cases, posts may need to issue a TN visa to a Canadian. For example, a Canadian without TN status, who resides in a third country with a non-Canadian spouse or family members, and who plans to enter the United States as a NAFTA professional simultaneously with the family member(s) will need a TN visa in order to confer derivative (TD) status on his or her dependents. In such cases, the Canadian could not wait to have his or her case adjudicated by DHS at a port-of-entry (POE), since the non-Canadian dependent would require a visa to board a flight and to apply for entry into the United States.