TN Visa: Management Consultant
Background of TN Visa Category
Long considered the most heavily scrutinized TN category, in its operating procedures U.S. immigration itself has stated that there is a "high rate of denials" for the Management Consultant TN category. USCIS, Standard Operating Procedures, pg. 7 (July 2008).
TN Visa Applicant Requirements
- Bachelor’s (Baccalaureate) degree;
- Licenciatura Degree;
- Five years of experience as a management consultant; or
- Five years of experience in a field of specialty related to the consulting agreement.
Read more about the TN visa degree requirements.
TN Visa Job Duties Requirements
The legacy INS' NAFTA Handbook does provide some additional clarification on the types of duties U.S. immigration finds acceptable for a Management Consultant:
Management consultants may be engaged in a direct employee relationship in only two scenarios. They may be employees of (1) consulting firms under contracts to U.S. entities; or (2) U.S. entities to which they are providing services to if (a) they are not assuming existing positions or filling newly created positions, and (b) are only filling a supernumerary temporary position. NAFTA Handbook, pg. 136.
Read more about TN visa job duties.
Revised Oct. 8, 2013.