Canadian and Mexican citizens have the ease of applying for a nonimmigrant (temporary) work permit known as the TN Visa in the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It is one of the fastest ways for Canadians and Mexicans with a job offer to work in the US.
While the employment in the US may be temporary, oftentimes applicants want to bring their family members to reside with them in the US. For this, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers the TD Visa. The TD Visa is a nonimmigrant visa for accompanying family members of the TN Visa holder who has been authorized to live in the US.
What Are the Requirements for the TD Visa for Family Members?
Generally, TD Visa applicants are required to demonstrate that they have a spousal or parent-child relationship with the primary TN applicant. If their application is approved, the applicant will receive an I-94, Arrival/Departure Record. This I-94 stamp will state the authorized duration of your stay in the US.
What Documents Are Required to Apply for the TD Visa?
The following documents are required to apply for the TD Visa:
- Valid passport
- Proof of marriage ceremony in form of invitation card, photos, guest lists, etc
- Original and certified copies of marriage certificate
- Original and certified copies of birth certificate
The following documents must be submitted by the primary TN Visa holder:
- Copy of TN Visa holder’s passport
- Copy of employment offer letter from the US employer
- Recent pay stubs and a letter from the US employer
- Receipt of TD Visa fee