TN Visa Essential Check List

Follow these 11 essential steps to help you complete your TN Visa Application.

TN Visa - Frequently Asked Question

How can I renew my TN Visa due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?


The Coronavirus situation is affecting new TN Visa applications as well as TN renewals, here is what you can do.

Due to the increase in Coronavirus cases being found by the Canadian, US and Mexican government, they are implementing strong measures related to immigration visa processing, border crossing and airport restrictions and flight cancellations.

TN Visa Renewal / Extension of Status for Canadians

Safest Option

  • Canadians can file their TN Visa renewal by mail by submitting USCIS Form I-129.
  • Under normal circumstances, this was taking approximately 3-4 months to be approved, with the Coronavirus situation, be prepared for this to take longer.
  • Applications can be filed up to six months in advance, so file earlier!
  • Once filed prior to your TN Visa / I-94 expiration date, the applicant can continue to work past their expiration date while USCIS is processing the application.
  • You will need to submit a complete TN Visa Application in addition to the I-129 Form.


Alternative Option

  • All "non-essential" travel is restricted.
  • With the new Mar 21, 2020 essential travel restrictions, a TN Visa applicant may or may not be able to cross or renew at the border.
  • Though Work travel is considered essential, renewing by mail is the best option to avoid contracting the virus as well as avoiding a denial.
  • Canadians can attempt to submit their application at airports or border crossing but do so at your own risk.


TN Visa Renewal / Extension of Status for Mexicans

The Only Option (for now)


Next Steps:

  1. Download the TN Visa Expert Kit - Platinum Edition to help you complete the TN Visa application and I-129 Form details to avoid mistakes and problems.
  2. You can read more about the TN Visa Renewal by Mail process.


Submitted by: Rob Lewis of Toronto, Ontario, Canada