TN Visa Guide: What You Need to Know About the TN Visa

TN Visa

 

The TN visa is a powerful non-immigrant visa classification available to citizens of Canada and Mexico. With a TN visa, you can live and work in the USA for extended periods of time.

 

In this guide, I will go over the information you need to know about the TN visa.

 

If you have any questions about the TN visa or if you need help with your TN visa application, please feel free to email me directly at Michael@AshooriLaw.com. I’m highly responsive via email and I would be happy to help you.

 

Overview:

 

1. What is the TN Visa?

 

2. What are the Benefits of a TN Visa?

 

3. What are the TN Visa Requirements?

 

4. What Documents Are Needed to Apply for a TN Visa?

 

5. What is the Process to Get a TN Visa?

 

6. How to go from TN Visa to Green Card

 

7. Conclusion

 

1. What is the TN Visa?

 

The TN Visa is a non-immigrant visa classification available to citizens of Canada and Mexico. With a TN Visa, you can live and work in the United States for extended periods of time. The TN classification permits you to work in the USA for up to 3 years initially, and can be extended over and over without limit.

 

To qualify for a TN visa, you must work in the USA in one of the professions  on the list of TN occupations (these professions are listed down below). You must also satisfy the educational standards and credentials required for the profession you will work in.

 

TN stands for Trade NAFTA. The TN visa is based on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Treaty.

 

With a TN visa, your spouse and children are eligible for TD status. With TD status your spouse and children cannot work but they can go to school.

 

Summary:

 

  • The TN visa is for citizens of Canada and Mexico

 

  • With a TN visa, you can work in a profession listed on the TN Occupation List. You must meet the education and experience requirements of that profession.

 

  • The TN gives you up to 3 years of status in the United States, and can be extended over and over with no limit.

 

2. What are the Benefits of a TN Visa?

 

i. Length of Stay

 

With a TN visa, you can initially stay in the USA for up to 3 years. There is also no limit to the number of times you can extend your TN status. So through the TN classification, you may be eligible to lawfully live and work in the USA for several years.

 

ii. No Quota

 

  • Unlike the H1B visa, there is no quota for the TN visa. 

 

iii. No Labor Certification Required

 

  • The TN visa classification does not require your US employer to get an approved Labor Certification

 

  • A Labor Certification certifies that the US employer was unable to find a suitable US worker to fill the position that they are hiring you for.

 

  • The process of getting an approved Labor Certification can be very timely.

 

  • To get a TN visa, your US employer does not need to get an approved Labor Certification. They can skip this process and just offer you a job.

 

iv. No Visa Required for Citizens of Canada

 

  • Canadians are not required to get a TN Visa. Instead, they can apply for TN classification directly at a US Port of Entry (we will discuss this in more detail down below).

 

v. Immigration Benefits for Your Family

 

With a TN visa, your spouse and children may also be eligible for TD classification. With TD classification, they cannot work in the US but they can go to US schools.

 

vi. Premium Processing

 

  • The TN is eligible for Premium Processing.

 

  • Premium Processing is a service offered by USCIS where USCIS will answer your petition in 15 days or less, for an additional fee of $1,225.

 

3. What are the TN Visa Requirements?

 

To qualify for a TN visa, there are 5 main requirements:

 

  • You Must be a citizen of Canada or Mexico

 

  • You Must have a job offer to work in the USA

 

  • Your Job Must be Listed on the TN Occupation List

 

  • You Must Satisfy the Educational and Professional Requirements of the US Job

 

  • You Must be Seeking Temporary Entry (Non-Immigrant Intent)

 

i. You Must be a Citizen of Canada or Mexico

 

To qualify for a TN visa, you must be a citizen of either Canada or Mexico. Permanent residents of Canada and Mexico do not qualify for a TN visa.

 

ii. You Must have a job offer to work in the USA

 

To qualify for a TN visa, you must have a job offer to work in the USA. The TN visa does not allow for self-employment and does not allow you to start a business in the USA and work for that business.

 

You cannot qualify for a TN visa by working for a company that you are the sole owner of or the controlling shareholder of.

 

iii. Your Job Must be Listed on the TN Occupation List

 

To qualify for a TN visa, your job must be listed on the TN Occupation List. The TN classification does not allow for all types of work. Your job in the United States must fit into one of the professions listed.

 

Here is the TN Occupation List Along with the Necessary Educational Degree and Necessary Professional Experience:

 

General Occupations

 

  • Accountant - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR CPA, CA, CGA, or CMA

 

  • Architect - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR State/provincial license

 

  • Computer Systems Analyst - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR Post-secondary certificate and 3 years of experience

 

  • Disaster Relief Insurance Claims Adjuster - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree and successful completion of training in the appropriate areas of insurance adjustment pertaining to disaster relief claims OR 3 years of experience in claims adjustment and successful completion of training in the appropriate areas of insurance adjustment pertaining to disaster relief claims

 

  • Economist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Engineer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR state or provincial license

 

  • Forester - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR state or provincial license

 

  • Graphic Designer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Hotel Manager - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in hotel/restaurant management OR Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate in hotel/restaurant management and 3 years of experience in hotel/restaurant management

 

  • Industrial Designer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate and 3 years of experience

 

  • Interior Designer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate and 3 years of experience

 

  • Land Surveyor - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR state, provincial, or federal license

 

  • Landscape Architect - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Lawyer (Including Notary in the Province of Quebec) - LL.B., J.D., LL.L., B.C.L. or Licenciatura Degree (5 years) OR membership in a state or provincial bar

 

  • Librarian - M.L.S. or B.L.S. (for which another Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree was a prerequisite)

 

  • Management Consultant - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR equivalent professional experience as established by statement or professional credential attesting to 5 years of experience as a management consultant OR 5 years of experience in a field of specialty related to the consulting agreement

 

  • Mathematician (Including Statistician) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Range Manager/Range Conservationist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Research Assistant - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Scientific Technician/Technologist - 1. No degree required (but the TN worker must directly support a degreed professional); 2. Possession of theoretical knowledge of any of the following disciplines: agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology, or physics; AND 3. the ability to solve practical problems in any of those disciplines, or the ability to apply principles of any of those disciplines to basic or applied research

 

  • Social Worker - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Sylviculturist (Including Forestry Specialist) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Technical Publications Writer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate and 3 years of experience

 

  • Urban Planner (Including Geographer) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Vocational Counselor - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

Medical Fields

 

  • Dentist - D.D.S., D.M.D., Doctor en Odontologia or Doctor en Cirugia Dental OR state or provincial license

 

  • Dietician - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR state or provincial license

 

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist/Medical Technologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate and 3 years of experience

 

  • Nutritionist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Occupational Therapist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR state or provincial license

 

  • Pharmacist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR state or provincial license

 

  • Physician (Teaching or Research Only) - M.D. or Doctor en Medicina OR state or provincial license

 

  • Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree OR state or provincial license

 

  • Psychologist - Licenciatura Degree OR state or provincial license

 

  • Recreational Therapist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Registered Nurse - Licenciatura Degree OR state or provincial license

 

  • Veterinarian - D.V.M., D.M.V. or Doctor en Veterinaria OR state or provincial license

 

Scientist Occupations

 

  • Agriculturalist (Including Agronomist) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Animal Breeder - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Animal Scientist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Apiculturist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Astronomer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Biochemist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Biologist (Including Plan Pathologist) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Chemist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Dairy Scientist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Entomologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Epidemiologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Geneticist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Geochemist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Geologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Geophysicist (Including Oceanographer) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Horticulturist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Meteorologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Pharmacologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Physicist (Including Oceanographer) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Plant Breeder - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Poultry Scientist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Soil Scientist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Zoologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

Teacher Occupations

 

  • College Teacher - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • Seminary Teacher - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

  • University Teacher - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

 

iv. You Must Satisfy the Educational and Professional Requirements of the US Job

 

In order to qualify for a TN visa, you must satisfy the educational and professional requirements of the US job. You can see the educational and professional requirements for each of the TN occupations listed above.

 

Here are some helpful tips regarding the educational and professional requirements:

 

Degrees

 

  • Most of the occupations require a Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

 

  • A 3 year degree can qualify as a baccalaureate. It does not have to be a 4 year degree.

 

  • Your degree should be in the field of your intended TN occupation or in a related field.

 

  • If your degree, certificate, or diploma is earned outside the US, Canada, or Mexico you must also submit a credentials evaluation proving that your degree, certificate, or diploma is equivalent to a Mexican, Canadian, or US degree, certificate, or diploma.

 

State or Provincial License

 

  • For various occupations listed above, a state or provincial license can qualify instead of a degree.

 

  • A state or provincial license is any document issued by a state, provincial, or federal government (or under its authority) that permits someone to engage in a regulated activity or profession. Documents issued by or under the authority of local governments do not qualify. [8 CFR Section 214.6]

 

Post-Secondary Certificate

 

  • For various occupations listed above, a post-secondary certificate or diploma can satisfy the educational requirement

 

  • A post-secondary certificate is a “certificate issued upon completion of 2 or more years of post-secondary education at an academic institution, by the federal government of Mexico or a state government in Mexico, an academic institution recognized by the federal government or a state government, or an academic institution created by federal or state law” [North American Free Trade Agreement]

 

  • To qualify for TN, the post-secondary diploma or certificate must be issued in either the US, Canada, or Mexico

 

v. You Must be Seeking Temporary Entry (Non-Immigrant Intent)

 

  • To qualify for a TN visa, you must have non-immigrant intent. Specifically, the TN  permits “temporary entry” to the United States.

 

  • Temporary entry means “entry without the intent to establish permanent residence.” [North American Free Trade Agreement]

 

  • To satisfy this requirement, you must demonstrate that you will intend to leave the United States upon completion of your TN assignment.

 

  • Your non-immigrant intent will be analyzed at the time your petition is reviewed , upon applying for your TN visa, and upon entry to the United States.

 

Proving Non-Immigrant Intent

 

  • To demonstrate that you have non-immigrant intent, you should show that your US assignment is temporary and has a predictable end date.

 

  • If possible, you should provide evidence that you have a foreign residence abroad and that you plan to maintain that foreign residence.

 

  • You should also provide evidence showing that you have strong ties to your foreign residence. Evidence showing strong ties to your foreign residence includes: a mortgage in your name for a foreign residence, foreign bank accounts, bills addressed to your foreign residence, a job offer to resume work in your home country upon completion of your TN assignment, etc.

 

Additional Points on Non-Immigrant Intent

 

  • Although your are required to have non-immigrant intent, this does not mean that your are prohibited from applying for a green card in the future.

 

  • Your non-immigrant intent is considered at the time of your application, visa issuance, and entry to the United States.

 

  • If sometime in the future, you decide to apply for a green card, this may still be permitted.

 

  • This is a highly technical area of immigration law and should be handled by an immigration lawyer to ensure that it is done properly. Feel free to email me directly at Michael@AshooriLaw.com if you would like to discuss this further.

 

4. What Documents Are Needed to Apply for a TN Visa?

 

The evidence and documentation that you submit with your TN application are extremely important for getting approved. Many of the documents you submit will depend on your unique credentials, available documents, etc.

 

With that disclaimer, here is a list of documents that you will need to provide:

 

i. Evidence of your Canadian or Mexican Citizenship

 

  • Canadian Passport

 

  • Mexican Passport

 

ii. Support Letter from Your Prospective US Employer

 

One of the most important pieces of evidence for your TN petition is the support letter from your US employer.

 

The support letter should address all of the following:

 

  • The professional activities that you will be doing for the US company

 

  • Your responsibilities for the US company

 

  • The length of time that you will be working for the US company

 

  • An explanation of the US company’s need for your services

 

  • An explanation of your educational background and professional qualifications for the position

 

  • The salary and other remuneration that you will receive

 

  • The support letter should be on the company’s letterhead and signed by an authorized representative of the company

 

iii. Employment Contract

 

  • Your employer may wish to have a separate employment contract in addition to the support letter.

 

iv. Evidence of Your Non-Immigrant Intent

 

You will need to provide documents evidencing your non-immigrant intent. These documents should ideally show strong ties to your home country.

 

Here are some examples of documents to show non-immigrant intent:

 

  • Deed in your name to a property in your home country

 

  • Bills addressed to your foreign residence

 

  • A letter from a foreign employer indicating arrangements for you to return to work upon completion of your TN assignment

 

  • Foreign bank account

 

  • Evidence of commitments/responsibilities abroad

 

  • Evidence that you have a spouse/children abroad

 

v. Educational and Professional Qualifications

 

  • Degrees

 

  • Certificates

 

  • Licenses

 

  • Letters from former employers evidencing previous work experience

 

  • Resume

 

5. What is the Process to Get a TN Visa?

 

The process for getting TN classification is different for Mexican and Canadian citizens. To highlight the main differences, Canadian citizens do not need to apply for a TN visa. Instead, Canadian citizens can apply for TN status directly at a United States Port of Entry. Conversely, Mexican citizens must apply for a TN visa at a US Consulate before entering the US. Additionally, Canadian citizens have the option of filing an initial TN petition with USCIS and getting their TN pre-approved before seeking admission through a Port of Entry. Mexican citizens are not eligible to file an initial TN petition with USCIS. Instead, they must apply for a TN visa directly through a US Consulate.

 

Canadian Citizens

 

Canadian citizens have 2 options for getting TN classification.

 

  • Applying for TN classification directly at a United States Port of Entry

 

  • Submitting a Form I-129 Through USCIS

 

i. Applying for TN classification directly at a United States Port of Entry

 

  • Canadian citizens are not required to file a petition or application to get a TN visa. No form is required.

 

  • In addition, Canadians are, for the most part, exempt from needing a visa to enter the United States.

 

  • Instead, to get TN classification, a Canadian citizen can request TN classification at a United States Class A port of entry

 

  • To do this, a Canadian citizen must pay a $50 processing fee and provide the following evidence: 1. A valid Canadian passport; 2. Support statement from US employer; 3. Evidence of professional and educational qualifications; 4. Evidence of non-immigrant intent

 

  • At the port of entry, a Customs and Border Protection officer will analyze your evidence. The officer will likely ask questions regarding your planned job duties, professional background, etc.

 

  • If you satisfy the TN requirements and pass the interview, they will admit you into the US and grant you TN classification.

 

ii. Submitting a Form I-129 Through USCIS

 

  • If a Canadian citizen wants to, they may submit a petition through USCIS to get pre-approved for TN classification.

 

  • Specifically, the US employer will file a Form I-129 through USCIS on behalf of the TN worker. The US employer is the petitioner and the TN worker is the beneficiary.

 

  • In addition to the I-129, the US employer must also complete the TN supplement to the I-129.

 

  • Once the I-129 is approved, the TN worker can then take the approval notice, along with their Canadian passport and the complete I-129 along with all the supporting documents, to a United States port of entry.

 

  • At the port of entry, a Customs and Border Protection officer will review your documents and may ask questions regarding your TN petition.

 

  • Just because your I-129 was approved does not guarantee that you will get approved for TN classification.

 

  • You should still be ready to answer questions about your planned job duties, qualifications, etc.

 

  • However, having your petition approved through USCIS should improve your chances of getting approved at the port of entry.

 

  • If you submit an I-129 through USCIS, you are not required to pay the $50 processing fee at the United States port of entry.

 

Mexican Citizens

 

Unlike Canadian citizens, Mexican citizens are required to apply for and receive a TN visa prior to entering the United States as a TN worker. Mexican citizens are not permitted to apply for TN classification at a United States port of entry without first getting a TN visa. Also, Mexican citizens are not permitted to file a Form I-129 thorough USCIS to get pre-approved for initial TN classification. Instead, Mexican citizens must apply for a TN visa directly at a US Consulate abroad.

 

Apply for TN Visa at US Consulate

 

  • Mexican citizens must apply for a TN visa before seeking entry into the US as a TN worker

 

  • To do this, a TN worker must first complete and submit a Form DS-160 Non-Immigrant Visa Application Form online.

 

  • The TN worker must then schedule a visa appointment at the US Consulate.

 

  • The TN visa fee is $160.

 

  • The TN worker must bring the following documentation with them to the visa interview: 1. A valid Mexican passport; 2. Support statement from US employer; 3. Evidence of professional and educational qualifications; 4. Evidence of non-immigrant intent

 

  • At the visa interview, you will likely be asked questions about your planned job duties in the United States, your qualifications, and similar questions.

 

  • Once you are approved, you will be issued a TN visa.

 

Port of Entry

 

  • Following TN visa issuance, a TN worker must then seek TN classification at a US port of entry.

 

  • You should bring your Mexican passport, TN visa stamp, and your support statement with you to the US port of entry

 

  • The customs and border protection officer at the US port of entry will likely not re-adjudicate your TN petition. However, they may still ask you some general questions.

 

  • There is no $50 fee at the port of entry for Mexican citizens

 

  • Upon approval, you should be given TN classification for up to 3 years

 

Change of Status

 

Citizens of Canada and Mexico may also choose to do a Change of Status. A change of status is when you go change from one non-immigrant status to another non-immigrant status.

 

In order to do a change you status, you must be lawfully present in the US in some valid non-immigrant status. You must also file a Form I-129 while you are present in the US.

 

 

6. How to go from TN Visa to Green Card

 

One of the questions that I get asked quite often is whether a TN worker can go from TN visa to green card. The answer is YES.

 

The TN visa is a non-immigrant visa classification so it does not directly lead to a green card. To go from TN visa to green card you can either apply for an adjustment of status or apply for an immigrant visa abroad.

 

An adjustment of status is when you go from non-immigrant classification to immigrant classification. The entire process can be done within the USA without the need to go abroad. In order to do an adjustment of status, you must be lawfully present in the United States at the time the adjustment of status petition is filed. To do an adjustment of status, you must file a Form I-485 with USCIS.

 

Applying for an immigrant visa is different from doing an adjustment of status. Applying for an immigrant visa must be done at a US Consulate abroad. This process also requires you to undergo an visa interview at the US Consulate.

 

Regardless of whether you do an adjustment of status or apply for an immigrant visa, you will likely have to get approved for an immigrant classification by filing a Form I-140 with USCIS.

 

As a TN professional, one of the most common ways of going from TN visa to green card is by having your US company sponsor you for a green card through a job offer. In order to sponsor you for a green card through a job offer, the US company must apply for and get approved for a Labor Certification

 

A Labor Certification is issued by the Department of Labor. To get a Labor Certification, the US company must show that it made efforts to secure a qualified US worker for the position but were unable to find a qualified US worker. Once the Labor Certification is approved, the US company is eligible to sponsor you for a green card.

 

Very Important Note: The TN classification requires that you must have non-immigrant intent. Getting approved for an immigrant petition can potentially conflict with the requirement to have non-immigrant intent. As you can imagine, an approval for an immigrant petition can be seen as clear evidence of immigrant intent. It is highly important to work with a qualified immigration lawyer, through the entire process of going from TN visa to green card.

 

  • Working with a qualified immigration lawyer can help make sure that you do not violate the requirement to have non-immigrant intent.

 

  • An immigration lawyer can help to make sure that the transition from TN visa to green card goes smoothly.

 

  • If you need help going from TN visa to green card, please email me directly at Michael@AshooriLaw.com. I would be happy to guide you through the process.

7. Conclusion

 

By reading this guide, you are now in a much better position to understand the TN visa from start to finish.

 

Specially, you should now have a better understanding of:

 

  • What the TN visa is

 

  • The Benefits of a TN visa

 

  • The TN Visa Requirements

 

  • The Documents Needed to Apply for TN Classification

 

  • The Process of Getting a TN Visa

 

  • And How to go from TN Visa to Green Card

 

This is a lot of information to cover and much of it is highly specialized and complex. If you have any questions about the TN visa, or if you would like help getting a TN visa, email me at Michael@AshooriLaw.com. I’m very responsive and would be happy to help you.

 

Ashoori Law is a Los Angeles based immigration law firm. We help professionals from all across the globe with their immigration needs.

 

Got a Question? Email me.

 

Resources:

 

 

  • Business Immigration: Law and Practice, 2nd Ed. Chapter 14 - TN Visas and Status

 

  • North American Free Trade Agreement

 

  • US Embassy & Consulates in Mexico - NAFTA Professionals (TN)

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Highly recommend law firm.Thanks to Ashoori Law firm.I have used their service for my E2 visa as well as E2 change of status as i needed both of them.I just got my E2 change of status... approved.Great service by the Michael Ashoori and his team. Very professional ,easy going and helpful. If you are looking for one, this is the place. I will be using their service for my E2 visa also and later on with future applications also.read more
Chris H
1705607094
Exceptional Service and Successful E2 Visa Acquisition - Highly Recommend Ashoori Law!As a Singaporean citizen engaged in the retail and wholesale of electric bicycles in the United States, finding... the right legal team to handle my E2 visa application was crucial. Choosing Ashoori Law was one of my best decisions.From the initial consultation to the successful acquisition of the E2 visa, I was impressed by the professionalism and attention to detail demonstrated by Ashoori Law. They not only provided comprehensive guidance for the preparation of documents but also offered specialized training for the interview process. This boosted my confidence during the interview with the visa officer, allowing me to effectively present my business plan and qualifications.A highlight of their service was their ability to secure not just my individual E2 visa but also ensure that my family obtained their visas smoothly. Throughout the process, the team at Ashoori Law was responsive and thorough in their explanations, making the entire experience stress-free and straightforward.I am deeply grateful for everything the Ashoori Law team has done for my family and me. For other business professionals seeking E2 visas, I strongly recommend Ashoori Law. They are not just proficient legal advisors but also reliable partners in this challenging journey.read more
Vianne A. A.
1705426732
I had an excellent experience with Michael Ashoori Law for my L-1A visa application. Their team especially from Brollesy Law LLC was incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, and attentive to detail.... They guided me seamlessly through the process, ensuring a successful application. Highly recommend Ashoori Law for their professionalism and expertise in immigration law.read more
SOUVIK M.
1704947458
A nice and responsive team working with us on our case. Its been a pleasure working with the team and receiving optimal guidance where needed.
websterpup
1704773825
Professional, always there for questions, very competent
Harold H.
1704209967
I recently had the pleasure of working with Michael Ashoori Law Firm for my E2 Visa renewal, and I am beyond satisfied with their service. As a French national, navigating the complexities of... immigration law can be daunting, but the professionalism and expertise of this team made the process seamless.From the beginning, the team demonstrated exceptional knowledge and a keen understanding of my specific needs. The interview at the embassy, which can often be a stressful experience, went smoothly, thanks in large part to their thorough preparation and guidance.I would like to extend my special thanks to Sergio A., Mariam M., and Michael P. for their dedicated assistance throughout the process. Their attention to detail, prompt responses, and genuine care for my case were truly commendable.I wholeheartedly recommend Michael Ashoori Law Firm to anyone in need of immigration legal services. Their commitment to their clients is evident in every interaction, and their results speak for themselves.read more
Donnie R.
1703625124
The entire team at Ashoori law has done a fantastic job of securing our E2 status here in USA . Every step of the process was very transparent and professional. They have treated us like family at... the same time and have helped us secure an opportunity to live the American dream . Special thanks to Michael , Ehsan , Rebecca , Patricia and others who have worked on our case .If you are looking for a law firm to attend to all your immigration needs , no matter what your situation is , look no more . Rest assured Michael Ashoori law have your best interests at heart . It’s a one stop shop , they handle everything for you 💯 %read more
Maninder K.
1703401594
Excellent service
Jesse S.
1703178140
I've been in touch with Kim Rivero, and I just have to say that he has been incredibly helpful and communicative, even going so far as to get on a call on off hours due to our time difference. He's... gone above and beyond and I really appreciate it.read more
Kamlesh C.
1703127446
Exceptional Immigration Services from Ashoori Law - A Comprehensive ReviewI recently had the privilege of working with Ashoori Law for the immigration process, specifically for the L1A New Office... Visa, as the Founder and CEO of an IT company in India. I am Kamlesh, and I cannot express my gratitude enough for the outstanding support and professional assistance provided by Ashoori Law throughout the entire journey.Initial Consultation:From the beginning, the team at Ashoori Law, including Rohit and Michael, demonstrated an exceptional level of expertise and commitment. They patiently addressed all our initial questions, concerns, and doubts about eligibility, providing valuable insights into the L1A visa process for establishing a new office in the United States.Documentation and Business Plan Preparation:One of the standout aspects of Ashoori Law's services was their meticulous attention to detail in preparing the necessary documentation and crafting a compelling business plan. Patricia, a key member of their team, demonstrated a high level of professionalism and expertise in creating a comprehensive business plan that undoubtedly played a crucial role in the success of our visa application.L1A Filing and Processing:The team, led by Cristina, our immigration attorney, seamlessly guided us through the entire L1A filing process. Cristina's prompt responses to our inquiries and her thorough understanding of the documentation and processes involved instilled confidence in us. Remarkably, we received approval for the L1A visa within an impressively short period of 15 days, a testament to Ashoori Law's efficiency and competence.Ongoing Support:Even after the successful approval of the L1A visa, Ashoori Law continues to be an invaluable resource for us. We are looking forward to further discussions regarding the visa processes for my wife and children, confident that the same level of professionalism and dedication will be extended.Conclusion:In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Ashoori Law for anyone navigating the complex landscape of immigration processes. The team's depth of knowledge, attention to detail, and commitment to client success set them apart. The positive outcome of our L1A visa application is a testament to the expertise and professionalism of Ashoori Law, making them the go-to choice for immigration services.read more
Youjin L.
1703092995
I highly recommend Ashoori Law for your U.S. immigration needs. The team is exceptionally knowledgeable and professional. Rohit Srinivasa was incredibly easy to work with and went above and beyond... what was necessary to help me navigate through the complicated immigration policies.read more
Rick Q.
1703063657
Ashoori Law was very helpful and professional in guiding us through the difficult and complex EPERM process with the Department of Labor and the USCIS for our I-140.
Iain M.
1703025471
Working with Ashoori Law was a pleasure. Nice people who know what to do and very willing to help and explain.
Gk B
1702579092
Michael and his team went beyond to assist us with our first step in the E2 VISA process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ashoori Law in the future. Michael’s YouTube short video’s are super... informative and relevant to anyone seeking wisdom regarding the immigration options to the USGreat work Michael!read more
Marjz D.
1702447041
Great!!👏👏👏👏
Eyad
1702422599
Excellent customer service, best of the best, Michael Ashoori and all the team are honest, straightforward, and very professional, they all always ready to answer questions I had and were always very... helpful, I am happy to recommend them to anyone I know who needs representation. Thank you so muchread more
Stefania G.
1702394942
I received my E2, however the process was not for the faint of heart. I had Rebecca as my attorney and through out the year communication was a struggle. At the end it was a lot better. When I did... have issues I would call Michael and have answers immediately. I would recommend Ashoori Law again and again. Just try to work on communicating with the clients and getting a response back within a timely fashion.read more
Amina H.
1702347854
If you want the most knowledgeable, professional, and effective lawyers chose Ashoori Law! Hands down the best and brightest. I truly recommend Ashoori Law to all.
Khalid A.
1702325563
Ashoore Law Immigration Office is familiar with all the required procedures and provides excellent service easily, without complexity, and at resanable prices.
Chandrasekar M
1702178757
The Ashoori Law Firm is the top immigration lawyers in the United States! Mr.Jeser Romero, the lawyer, is very intelligent honest, and accommodating, as well as clearly explains the problem and the... solution to you. If you're having any questions, you may easily contact him, and he will personally attend to your situation. Jeser Romero is your attorney if you desire excellent results. He will battle for you and be by your side every step of the way. 🙂 !!!! Thank you and "Keep rocking"read more
SAMUEL TUNDE AKINOLA (WEALTHY W.
1702146806
Absolutely awesome experience
Anthony P.
1702141696
I would like to say thank you to Ashoori Law and more so to Milena Manukyan who was my point of contact @AshooriLaw firm. I really appreciated the follow ups and updates that they shared.The level... of professionalism exhibited by the team was beyond what i expected. I would definitely recommend you to anyone with a immigration issue. Thank you againread more
Khalid A.
1702128386
ASHOORI Law firm is a professional firm with great team.My wife and I recommend this firm for all immigration needsVery truthful and helpful
Anita V.
1702087836
Ashoori Law has made my husband’s American dream became reality exactly in 5 months time. I found Ashoori Law on Tiktok. I liked how informative Michael’s videos were so I knew his law firm would be... the one for us. From the moment we approached them till the unbelievable last email that informed us that my husband’s green card arrived at their firm, has been a very smooth ride. Very responsive to any questions we had, they worked as efficiently as we did on our paperwork. We highly recommend Ashoori Law with all your immigration needs. We are very thankful for their expertise.read more
Ammar A.
1702074214
I highly recommend Ashoori Law for all your immigration needs. Their team recently helped me obtain a work permit for one of my employees, and the entire process was smooth and stress-free. Their... professionalism, knowledge, and attention to detail were exceptional. They were always available to answer my questions and concerns, and they kept me informed every step of the way. I highly recommend Ashoori Law to anyone in need of immigration assistance. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!read more
Giorgi I.
1702052397
Ashoori Law provided an exceptional service from start to finish for my approved E2 visa application. I am very satisfied with them, and I definitely recommend this Ashoori Law.
saeid Z.
1701981333
I had an appointment with Mr Mehri, he answered all of my questions patiently and professionally. I am fully satisfied with their service and strongly recommend them.
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Michael Ashoori, Esq.

U.S. Immigration Lawyer

I’m a U.S. immigration lawyer and I help families, professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs get visas, green cards, and citizenship to the United States.

Since starting my law firm, I’ve helped hundreds of people from all over the world with their immigration needs. I’m very passionate, hard-working, and committed to my clients.

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