Avoiding TN Visa Issues for Management Consultants
Things You Should Know Before Applying for the TN Visa
The TN Visa (or TN Status) is an easy visa to obtain if you meet the TN requirements, create a valid TN Visa application and are prepared for the border interview.
The issues with the TN Visa are due to its subjective nature, and in recent years Immigration Officers have become skeptical of applicants who have been applying under the Management Consultant category. This is simply because the Management Consultant category under the TN (NAFTA) does not necessarily require a degree and the officer is attempting to determine if the nature of the job is a consulting position.
TN Visa Considerations for Management Consultant Applications
Management Consultants are providing short-term services to solve a managerial problem and improve the company’s goals, objectives and policies. The management consultant is providing consultation services.
Management Consultants are independent contractors or employees of contracting firms. If the management consultant will be a full time employee, they should not be filling an existing position.
TN Visa Denials for Management Consultant Applications
TN Visa applicants who are denied under the Management Consultant category fail to prove how the job meets the above considerations.
In the application letter, the job duties should clearly show the consulting services that will be performed. Having the proper supporting documentation will avoid being denied and strengthen your situation. In addition to the TN Visa employer/application letter, this may consist of a consulting agreement, degree and/or previous letters of work experience, etc.
TN Visa Expert’s Recommendation to Successfully Work in the U.S.
To ensure your success, we recommend the following steps:
- Purchase the TN Visa Expert Kit Platinum Edition. You will receive the custom sample letter for Management Consultant. In addition, you will receive step by step instructions to create your application and how to prepare for the border interview.
- (Optional) Obtain the TN Visa Application Review from the TN Visa Expert Legal Network. The lawyer will review your application, help you strengthen it, prepare you for the border specific to your situation and answer any of your questions. You can contact the lawyer here.
- Go to the border and obtain your TN Visa.
I had been turned away twice in the last eight months for insufficient documentation.