TN Visa: Hotel Manager
Background of TN Visa Category
TN Visa Applicant Requirements
In 1991, there was a proposal to modify the requirements for the Hotel Manager category in response to concerns over the vagueness of its initial requirement, and in order to "account for a number [of] highly-qualified individuals in the industry" who did not have bachelor degrees. 56 FR 11528 (March 19, 1991). Consequently, in 1992 a "post-secondary diploma in Hotel/Restaurant Management and three years experience in hotel/restaurant management" was added as an alternative requirement. 57 FR 33272 (July 28, 1992).
Except for the addition of a Licenciatura Degree, the credentials acceptable for eligibility under the Hotel Manager category remained unchanged following the implementation of NAFTA. To qualify for TN visa status under the occupational category for Hotel Managers, an individual must possess one of the following:
- A Bachelor’s (Baccalaureate) degree in hotel / restaurant management.
- Licenciatura Degree in hotel / restaurant management.
- Post-Secondary Diploma in hotel / restaurant management and three years experience in hotel / restaurant management.
- Post Secondary Certificate in hotel / restaurant management and three years experience in hotel / restaurant management.
Read more about the TN visa degree requirements.
TN Visa Job Duties Requirements
According to one consulate, this TN category is only available for individuals working within hotels:
Read more about TN visa job duties.
Revised Oct. 3, 2013.