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Letter of Employment (TN)

The Letter of Employment must include information and evidence regarding all of the following:

A. Requesting Employer

  • The letter must indicate that the position in question in the U.S. requires the employment of a person in a professional capacity, consistent with the NAFTA Chapter 16, Annex 1603, Appendix 1603.d.1.
  • The applicant must present evidence of professional employment to satisfy the Consular Officer of your plans to be employed in prearranged business activities for a U.S. employer(s) or entity(ies) at a professional level. Part-time employment is permitted. Self-employment is not permitted. An employment letter or contract providing a detailed description of the business activities may be provided from the U.S. or foreign employer, and should state the following:
  • Activity in which the applicant shall be engaged and purpose of entry;
  • Anticipated length of stay;
  • Educational qualifications or appropriate credentials demonstrating professional status;
  • Evidence of compliance with DHS regulations, and/or state laws; and
  • Arrangements for pay.
  • Although not required, proof of licensure to practice a given profession in the U.S. may be offered along with a job offer letter, or other documentation in support of a TN visa application. 

B.  Applicant’s Credentials/Qualifications

  • Applicant’s Name (include first, middle, paternal last, maternal last names)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality (copy of passport)
  • Copies of prior visas (all classifications)
  • Profession
  • Type of Degree and field of study (include copy of degrees, diplomas, certificates of completion; and accreditation of foreign academics and credentials by a recognized evaluation service)
  • Education and Experience Vitae/Membership in Professional Organizations, Licenses (describe fully-separate sheets may be required)

C.  Proposed Employment

  • Job Title
  • Qualifying profession in which the applicant will be engaging (from the NAFTA Professional Job Series List)
  • Detailed description of proposed employment
  • Location of proposed employment
  • Full or Part-time (specify no. of hours per week)
  • Proposed wages per hour/week
  • Justification for employee with applicant’s profession and duration of proposed employment (explain justification)
  • Type of licensure required for proposed employment  (note: compliance enforcement is the responsibility of local or state authority and lack of licensure is not a basis for visa refusal)
  • G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative (if applicable)

NOTE:  The requesting employer should provide supporting documentation for the information included in the employment letter whenever practical.  Incomplete information or lack of evidence may delay completion of the review or the refusal of the application.  We may request other evidence as deemed necessary.