TN Visa: Teacher (College/University)
Background of TN Visa Category
During the development of the regulations for the FTA, a request was made to add elementary and secondary school teachers to the list of Teaching Occupations eligible for TC status. See 56 Federal Register 480 (Jan. 7, 1991). The legacy INS indicated it would consider this recommendation. Id. However, elementary and secondary school teachers were never added to the FTA, or included subsequently in NAFTA.
TN Visa Applicant Requirements
- Bachelor’s (Baccalaureate) degree; or
- Licenciatura Degree.
Read more about the TN visa degree requirements.
TN Visa Job Duties Requirements
The TN visa regulations do not specifically define the types of college or university teaching positions or job duties that are permissible under this TN category. Like the degree requirement, individuals should refer to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) for guidance on the generally accepted job duties for this occupation.
Read more about TN visa job duties.
Revised Feb. 13, 2013.