The Management Consultant TN visa is a popular visa, poorly understood, and highly scrutinized. Management Consultant visas are for those who as consultants provide solutions to managerial problems to improve a business' operations and the bottom line.
There are two main types of Management Consultant TN visas. One of these types is where an individual's role is to advise the U.S. employer on improving their operations in some way (no direct client contact). The second type is where an individual is hired by a consulting company in the U.S. Under normal conditions, this visa is for a three year period and renewable indefinitely. It can only be for one employer.
The Management Consultant TN visa is exceptional for it does not require university or college degree. Full time work experience of five years as a consultant, or experience working in the relevant industry is sufficient in establishing eligibility. For these reasons this particular kind of TN visa is most versatile. As a result, many Canadians apply for this visa because they do not qualify under other categories.
Over the years, border officers have grown more skeptical of individuals applying for a TN Management Consultant visa due to the volume of applications submitted. Not surprisingly, this has led to a high rate of denials. It is crucial for applicants to provide adequate and thorough paperwork the first time they apply. A denial by a border officer can result in complications if one chooses to apply a second time. The complexity of such petitions, and difficulty in securing this visa, makes it imperative for any potential applicant to consult a lawyer before beginning the process.
If you are considering applying for a TN management consultant visa, contact Toronto immigration lawyer, Janice Warren for her expertise in dealing with TN visas.
In practice for 20 years, Janice P. Warren has concentrated her immigration law practice on helping Canadians move to the United States and finding ways to make their move as efficient and cost-effective as possible.