TN Visa: Accountant
Background of TN Visa Category
TN Visa Applicant Requirements
In 1991, the legacy INS proposed adding the C.P.A. and C.A. credentials as "alternatives to a baccalaureate for an accountant" to enable "a means of qualification for individuals who [were] well-established in the profession, but who [did] not hold baccalaureates." See 56 FR 11528 (March 19, 1991). During the finalization of this rule change, the INS added both the C.M.A. and the C.G.A. designations as acceptable alternatives for qualification as an Accountant. See 57 FR 33272 (July 28, 1992). With the addition of a Licenciatura degree, the credential requirements for Accountants listed in the FTA were carried over and included in the requirements for TN visa status for an Accountant under NAFTA. See 58 FR 69205 (Dec. 30, 1993).
To qualify for TN visa status under the occupational category for Accountants, an individual must possess one of the following:
- Bachelor’s (Baccalaureate) degree.
- Licenciatura Degree.
- Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.).
- Certification as a Chartered Accountant (C.A.).
- Certification as a Certified General Accountant (C.G.A.).
- Certification as a Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.).
Read more about the TN visa degree requirements.
TN Visa Job Duties Requirements
Read more about TN visa job duties.
Revised Sept. 30, 2013.