United States, Canada and Mexico accepted NAFTA, the North American
Free Trade Agreement in 1994. NAFTA allows for citizens of these
three countries to cross each others borders for short periods
of time without the need for a visa. Certain Canadian and Mexican
professionals are allowed to enter and stay in the United States
for both business and pleasure purposes, under what is known as
TN status. A person with TN status is granted a one-year stay
in the U.S., with the opportunity to apply for one-year stay extensions.
People entering the United States under NAFTA or TN status need
to understand all the rules and regulations for acceptable procedures.
obstacles, like youthful indiscretion, arrest or even a prior
criminal conviction can present difficulties for a citizen in
those countries. A waiver of inadmissibility is possible in certain
Home | Primary
Immigration Information | Nonimmigrant
Visas | Immigrant
Visas | Articles | Links
| Visa Job Center | Levine
information you obtain from this site is not, nor is it intended
to be legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual
advise regarding your situation. Please read our disclaimer.
© Jonathan R. Micale, Esq., 2003