Consultation for TN Visa to Green Card
Pursuing a U.S. green card while under TN visa status can not only be challenging, but also dangerous if a full assessment of eligibility is not made, and potential issues not analyzed prior to beginning the application. Citizens of Canada and Mexico interested in learning more about their U.S. permanent residence (green card) options while under TN visa status should consider our extensive consultation services.
What Does the Consult Involve?
The typical format of a consultation consists of:
- Fact gathering / discussion of background, credentials, immigration history, etc.
- An overview of U.S. immigration followed by an outline of the green card application process.
- An analysis of the individual's eligibility for pursuing a green card while under TN visa status, potential issues, filing procedures, etc.
- Questions & Answers
- Fee quote for any proposed green card application services
Issues Discussed During Consult
|• Review of immigration history, credentials and job offer for employment-based cases, and family relationship for family-based cases.||• Explanation of basic U.S. immigration system: family vs. employment; non-immigrant vs. immigrant. General overview of green card process based on employment or family sponsorship.||• Verification that the individual is not inadmissible to the U.S. and as result ineligible for a green card.|
|• Analysis and discussion on the appropriate green card category (e.g. employment-based preferences, immediate relative, or family-based preferences).||• Analysis and discussion on the stages involved in the application process (e.g. PERM / I-140 for employment cases, I-130 / I-864 for family cases, and adjustment of status vs. immigrant visa processing).||• Explanation of process, risks involved, and best practices for filing a green card application while under TN visa status.|
|• Review of potential issues unique to the TN visa (e.g. potential travel restrictions, employment authorization gaps, or preconceived intent concerns).||• Recommendations to ensure continued maintenance of TN visa status during green card application.||• Discussion of employer obligations when sponsoring an individual for a green card.|
Basic TN/Green Card Consult Fee
A legal fee quote for any additional services will be provided after the consultation. Request a consult by completing our form or calling 716.881.2600.