TN Employment: For Canadian & Mexican Citizens

The TN category is an alternative to the H1-B Category. It allows employment of Canadian or Mexican nationals into most jobs offered at Georgia State University that officially require at least a bachelor’s degree. As part of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), this category allows for employment with less paperwork than the H-1B category. However, only certain occupations qualify under the TN category.

  1. Please complete the TN Request Form.
  2. After review by ISSS, we will prepare a draft letter to send to your department.
  3. The Business Manager or Department Chair for the requesting department will complete the letter and send it, along with any supporting documents, to the newly hired employee.
  4. The employee will present these documents at the U.S. border in order to obtain entry to the U.S. in the TN category.

If your position does not qualify, the ISSS Advisor specializing in employment-based categories can assist you with other options.