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TN Visas For Canadians and Mexicans - Increased Period of Stay from 1 to 3 years

October 14, 2008

The USCIS announces an increase in the maximum period of stay for TN TRADE-NAFTA professional workers from Canada and Mexico before seeking readmission or obtaining an extension. Previously, TN visas were issued and renewable in one- year increments. With this change, TN Visa applicants may request up to 3 years of stay with each application or request for extension. This brings the TN visa in line with the H-1B visa’s period of allowable stay. This change also extends to the dependents of the TN visa holders (TD Visa Status).

[Click here to read the entire TN Visa Extension Memorandum]