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 I’m highly responsive via email and I would be happy to help you.




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.




  • 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:




  • 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 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 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 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.


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  • 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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Linus Verus
18:26 01 Jun 21
Hands down, Ashoori Law is a firm that you can rely on. As a greencard holder working abroad, It can be quite a struggle to do your own legwork in applying for a travel document especially in these trying times with the pandemic. I tried looking up... other lawfirms that could help me but found that they seemed more interested to engage me in a chargeable phone consultation rather than answer my questions. Then I came across Ashoori's Youtube channel with videos providing valuable information and updates on immigration laws and that's when I decided to look them up on Facebook to learn more about them. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that you can actually book a free phone consultation with them and so I did. They will explain everything clearly and answer all your questions so that you can decide for yourself and weigh out if your situation calls for their service. Sign up was so simple and the guidance with the documentations were so easy to follow. A sharp contrast to the time when I did my own filing, where I had to book an appointment with a USCIS field office only to find that they don't accept applications there. I've had to do the runs to review the tediously worded process from the USCIS website, print documents, mail them and hope that it gets through without hitting a snag (it did). With Ashoori Law, I definitely felt represented and truly was by a professional team that kept me posted and were very responsive to my questions. I've had a recent change of address which they quickly filed for me at no extra cost. All I had to do was wait until my travel document was granted which I received in the mail via express courier. Great value for professional services from beginning to end. Easy to engage with. A big thanks to the Ashoori team for getting me through this process free of stress. Folks, save yourself from pain. Get representation from Ashoori Law!read more
Steven Tadros
18:50 20 May 21
I had a very positive experience getting my TN visa as a Canadian. The firm was very helpful, quick in their replies and helped guide us in filing the right documents in order to get the approval. This was important for me in a time where the... approval for a new job was fundamental. I am grateful and would recommend their more
Dean Katz
17:23 20 May 21
Michael Ashoori is an outstanding professional. He knows the details of his practice. He will get his clients through difficult times with knowledge and with care.
Dawit Gezaw
01:35 07 May 21
I recommend 100%
Sofia Malferrari
22:32 05 May 21
Amazing service. I had a conversation with Karla who helped me get the big picture of my situation. She's a smart and lovely person to talk with. I 100% recommend their service!
Harsh Patel
19:34 04 May 21
They guided me really well through the process for my mom's travel document. Prompt response and processing of application. Ms. Karla helped me really well. I just explained my mom's situation to her and she guided me based on that really well. The... youtube video updates on new immigration stuff from Mr. Michael are really helpful too. Ms. Milena helped me really well to get my mom's travel document delivered to my address. Very reliable more
Liza Macaspac
17:14 03 May 21
Just recently we got our E2 approval by the help of lawyers and staff of Ashoori Law office. They been very responsive with all my queries, full of knowledge and advance technology that can easily upload my documents without going to their office. I... would not hesitate to recommend to my relatives and friends who will be needing help to process their visa. It is also been help that Attorney Michael Ashoori who always sending updates about immigration policies and changes through his vlog that can watch in YouTube and now tiktok. It's a big help for us to be updated and learn about US immigration law and policy. Thanks to my laywer Lahaina Araneta, Atty Michael Ashoori and the rest of the staff and manager in this office. You are all such a big help and very professional in handling our case. Thank you!read more
Alexander Simpson
22:06 29 Apr 21
Exceptional service, professionalism and respect towards their clients!
05:08 23 Apr 21
I had the privilege of being represented by Ashoori Law in filing for a re-entry permit. They were highly exceptional, professional, detailed and well versed with immigration law. I was extremely pleased with their services especially how they... followed up with USCIS and gave me constant feedback. Ashoori Law works diligently on your behalf , and I truly felt like I was their only client.Thank you for the outstanding service .read more
Nupur Dave
02:36 10 Apr 21
I used Ashoori law for my permit application. What I loved about working with them is the care that they took of me and my case. They were genuinely interested in helping me. They were responsive and give me almost personalised attention by... answering all my questions in detail.I also loved the way they manage the cases Through a dashboard where you can see the latest status of your case. It really helped me access the status of my application at any time I wanted.Their fee was very reasonable. Their understanding of the legal implications of my application was comprehensive. I intend to continue to use their services in the future. 👍read more
Ricardo de Santiago
22:44 02 Apr 21
Ashoori Law firm provided outstanding service to my immigration need. Lahaina Araneta, Esq. helped me obtain the highly sough-after TN Visa as a Management Consultant and I couldn't be more grateful. The staff is very friendly, responsive, and... knowledgeable. I highly recommend this more
Zohir Berkane
16:14 25 Mar 21
Miss Karla was really nice and very helpful. She was answering all my questions and gave me many advices. Miss Karla, thank you so much, you made my day.
Jane Lopez
17:08 19 Mar 21
The best Law Firm I have ever called. Very friendly Staff. Was able to answer my inquiries right away. And was able to solved my Problem. Thank you so much Ashoori Law.
Elsha Shaju
22:01 11 Mar 21
I would highly recommend the firm Ashoori Law for any immigration cases or concerns and had a great experience with, Mr.Rohit Srinivasa. I am very much satisfied and will look forward working with them in future for any related cases. Best Wishes to... the entire team and sincere thanks for all your more
Ravil Sharma
04:25 11 Mar 21
Ashoori Law were able to accommodate me quickly enough to meet my deadlines. They have been helpful throughout the entire process, answered many questions and always got back to my emails or voice messages in a timely manner. Michael and his team... are professional. I came across them after not completely satisfied with the work of my previous immigration law firm as they were cheaper. I then teamed up with Ashoori law and saw a huge difference from the first consultation and continue to see that standard throughout. I highly recommend to anyone to chose Ashoori law, it can be a daunting experience if not handled properly. However Michael’s team have done so many times before will manage to take the stress out and take care of business at more
Donna Hua
23:59 10 Mar 21
The team has all the right ingredients to success: Knowledgeable, responsive, efficient and informative. What more could you ask for?
Mahendra Satya
22:27 05 Mar 21
Initial consultation was great, able to clear my doubts in single shot, thanks Karla
Shaheen Ali
19:05 05 Mar 21
I am Canadian born citizen who had a general question in regards to moving to the US. I spoke to Karla Samayoa. I must say my consultation experience was nothing but exceptional. I had a general inquiry on the preferred methods of obtaining a visa... with dual intent. Karla was extremely helpful and answer any question I had from her. For anyone is not sure which path they should take in terms of immigration, book a free consultation with Ashoori Law. Ask for Karla, she is hands down the best person to ask for more
Susan Borzou
03:41 05 Mar 21
I couldn't be more blessed by finding Ashoori Law on google. Mr. Ehsan is so professional and helpes his clients from the heart, which was genuinely precious for me. I am also thankful for the bunch of useful videos they have on youtube 😇
Sarbjit Singh
04:49 25 Feb 21
Michael Ashoori is the Quickest ANSWERING Immigration Lawyer in the entire USA, even it’s 08:38 pm In west cost Los Angels and I texted him thru google and he immediately replied to me Question and answer booked my Free appointment for tomorrow... which is gonna be February 25 ,Well I feel very positive about it so let’s see what happens TomorrowJust want to sayThank you MichaelBestSabiread more
00:03 24 Feb 21
Karla Samayoa was very knowledgeable regarding my case and gave me thorough advise. She was very professional and kind. I will definitely look of Ashoori Law's help should I have a case to proceed further. I recommend to contact them for your legal... case regarding more
01:10 10 Feb 21
Ashoori Law was very helpful throughout the whole process of applying for a travel document (re-entry permit). I asked them to process my case ASAP and they tried their best to expedite the process. They were informative and responsive. The most... helpful part was their prompt responses to my emails, especially given the pandemic situation. Also, their online system for filling out necessary documents was convenient and allowed me to easily track my case status. Overall, I definitely recommend working with them!read more
Natasha Methwani
00:49 10 Feb 21
We are really impressed with their services. Really professional, knowledgeable, up to date with all immigrantation changes. Our case got approved. We will recommend them for any immigration services.
Jaskiran Dhillon
17:05 03 Feb 21
My friend Ujjwal recommended Mr. Rohit Srinivasa. Had an amazing consultation with Rohit. He was very helpful and kind. He gave me ample time, guidance and resolved all my queries. I am looking forward to work with Ashoori Law Firm. Keep it up,... Rohit. Good more
Emily S.
16:00 26 Jan 21
When I decided to engage an immigration attorney in December, I knew I needed someone that had a track record of successful execution, had a support team that could collaborate to expedite the timeline, communicated professionally, and most... importantly, was confident in my ability to get the case approved.I interviewed thirteen highly experienced immigration attorneys that were recommended by my extensive business network. I came across many issues. First of all, I was quoted astronomically high rates with long timelines. I was recommended visas that did not fit my needs, which would ultimately result in more lengthy filings and high fees. Many of these attorneys had their own private practice where they had a bias towards one type of visa they were specialized in, so they recommended immigration solutions that did not meet my profile whatsoever. Further, they did not have a strong and large enough team so they couldn’t confidently work on an expedited timeline. On the other end of the spectrum were the attorneys who worked at large firms with hundreds if not thousands of employees – they recommended the most expensive and lengthy visas, which were unrealistic for my budget and timeline.When I shared my difficulty finding an immigration attorney with a friend of mine who is a corporate lawyer in Los Angeles, he was quick to recommend Michael Ashoori. After only a few minutes of speaking to Michael on the phone for our initial consult, I knew Ashoori Law could help me with my immigration case because of their customized approach, experienced team and confidence in the visa they were recommending. Over the course of a week, I worked with his team to put together a stellar and thorough case. A few weeks later, we received an approval! Working with the Ashoori Law team on my case was a great experience! I highly recommend Ashoori Law to anyone who needs US immigration more
Roberto GCB
23:38 11 Jan 21
My experience with Ashoori Law was really! Lahaina Araneta helped me through out all of my visa process and everything was really amazing. They really pay attention to every detail and try to deliver the best case possible. Totally recommend it!
Sameer Agashe
23:08 29 Dec 20
Keep up the good work!
Yousuf Dadi
02:34 29 Dec 20
I had a great experience with Ashoori law Working with Lahaina has been great. She is very professional and knowledgeable in her field. I would strongly recommend this firm. I would like to thank all team of Ashoori Law from bottom of my heart.... They respond me immediately when i need their help, I appreciate all that they have done for me.your consideration,guidance,help and time. Thanks in bunchesread more
Rhys Gray
22:07 28 Dec 20
Rohit is a credit to the company. Really took the time to listen to & understand our situation, then talked us through all of our suitable options clearly & concisely with a friendly & pressure-free manner. Absolutely would recommend to anyone who... needs help & guidance in navigating what can be an incredibly confusing processread more
karla marro
05:23 22 Dec 20
Michael and Lahaina are the best they support me from the beginning and always answering my questions and concerns and following up so I super recommend them !
3 Dots IT Solutions
18:20 07 Dec 20
I just want to say Ashoori Law firm has been the best I ever dealt with. Starting from the front desk receptionist, everybody is very professional and responsive. Lahaina is my attorney whom I worked with. She is very well organized and guided me on... the right direction towards a successful approval of H1 for my consultant. To my surprise, there wasn't a RFE at all. Thanks so much for your service and I would highly recommend them for any immigration related more
Art E
18:49 30 Nov 20
After multiple, futile attempts to seek Immigration Attorneys who are knowledgeable in worker visas (specifically L1A), we were finally able to find Ashoori Law! Our first L1A case submitted to Ashoori Law was successfully APPROVED. Despite the... most recent restrictions and suspensions with worker visas, Ashoori Law was able to put forth a compelling petition. Ashoori Law's internal processing systems and network of subject matter experts makes submitting a petition much easier and understandable. Highly recommended!read more
23:58 19 Nov 20
Working with Michael and his team has been a great experience. You can see they have been doing this for years and everything is very well organized. I would highly recommend them for any immigration or visa requirements.
ujjwal luthra
18:43 13 Nov 20
I had wonderful Chat with Mr. Rohit Srinivasa. He was very kind, loyal and helpful. He is truly an asset for the firm. Looking forward to work with Ashoori Law firm. Keep it Up. Stay Blessed.Good Luck.🤝
Karthik Easwaran
16:47 10 Nov 20
Rohit S was very responsive!
Kemi Bamidele
18:26 05 Nov 20
Ehsan Mehri was very professional and compassionate when I spoke to him. He answered all my questions and I was so at peace after speaking to him. I absolutely recommend this law firm. They are a bunch of geniuses and they know what they are doing.
Lung Lee
05:02 29 Oct 20
Professional, kind and really helpful. I'd like to special thank to Rohit for his passion and caring.
Deepak Chandani
19:10 23 Oct 20
Michael, Lahaina and team are the best immigration lawyer firm - I wish I had them before I see the difference in service they are very responsive and professional. They got my H1B approved for three years.
Vincent Morrow
05:57 19 Oct 20
First of all, let me tell you why you should take my review seriously. I've lived in the US for almost 14 years, and I've always kept my visa status current. So, in the past 14 years, I worked with 4 immigration law firms. I've also met, exchanged... emails, and/or talked with countless other immigration attorneys and lawyers. So, I have A LOT of experience with immigration attorneys (by the way, you should also know that there is a difference between an attorney and a lawyer. You'd want an attorney if possible). And 3 out of the 4 firms who actually worked on my case(s) were excellent (that's why my visa status is still current… obviously haha). I don't want to talk about the one (out of the 4 firms) because that one was bad (thank god, he didn't end up working on my case). I only want to talk about the good ones, and in this case, it's Ashoori Law firm. And I'd like to tell you that, if you're looking for an immigration attorney and/or an immigration law firm, look no further! You have found it! You don't even need to read the rest of my review. Just go, sign the contract, and start working with them now, period!Okay, so you've decided to read further down the line? Fine. Here is why you should choose Ashoori Law. I'm a small business owner, so I know a thing or two about how a group of people get things going and get things done. And in order for something to go right, a lot of other things have to work right as well. Your dinner tastes good? The person(s) who cooked it must have done it right. And so does the farmer who helped grow the veggies you’re having now. Similarly, Ashoori Law must be doing a lot of things right because they just got my visa extended in 14 days! How great is that!?In addition, I’d really like to talk about the one attorney at Ashoori Law who worked on my case and got my visa extended. Her name is Lahaina Araneta (I also want to mention her paralegal, Daniel Chausow, who also did a great job on my visa extension. Moreover, there may be other people at Ashoori Law who helped with my case that I don’t know about). In short, Lahaina is one of the best immigration attorneys I have ever met. She is smart, thorough, resourceful, and positive. She is a genuinely good person who actually cares about immigrants and understands the hardships immigrants go through (let’s face it. The system is stacked against immigrants in every possible way, so having an excellent immigration attorney who truly cares about immigrants is crucial). She always answers my emails within 24 hours if not immediately. She is resourceful, and she has ideas. She knows how to present a case and get positive results (I mean… you may have a good case, but you still need to present it in a good way to get the result(s) you want). And like I said, if something works right, a lot of other things must be working right as well.Okay, I’ll stop here for now (I’ll update my review and write even more as time goes on). In short, just go and work with Ashoori Law. You’ll be glad that you did. Thank you!read more
eddie lavian
21:58 16 Oct 20
MR Ashoori was amazing!!help a lot with the case. Thank you
highland cell24connect
18:45 12 Oct 20
I give an excellent 5 star review to Michael Ashoori law firm and his team especially Lahaina Araneta for their excellent service for E-2 approval. The whole team is very professional and detail oriented and they provide response very promptly.... Along with being compassionate towards their clients, they provide amazing legal advice on immigration matters which helps clients get approval in quickest time possible. Hats off and highly recommend to others !!read more
Life Mizrahi
19:30 08 Oct 20
I would like to thank Michael Ashoori and his wonderful team!We had a very complicated immigration situation that he and his team were able to clear up and accomplish our goals.The price was very reasonable and The timing was excellent.Thank... you for all of the wonderful more
chaya mizrahi
19:17 08 Oct 20
We had a very difficult situation with our legal immigration status and thanks to Michael and his Wonderful team they were able to fix everything within a reasonable amount of time and for a decent price.We highly recommend this team of attorneys... for all of your Immigration needs and more
Bhavna G
21:10 29 Sep 20
Phenomenal service! Rapid response and attention to detail. The team were extremely diligent with the entire process and kept me up to date through the process! We had lots of hiccups with USCIS and CoVid causing multiple delays. I was extremely... impressed by Lahaina and her team. Right until the very end they messaged me, shared updates and provided guidance on next steps. Phenomenal service and. I’ll definitely be using them again. Thank you to the entire team at Ashoori law! I couldn’t have gotten through this process without you!!I highly recommend for all your immigration legal needs!!! Thank you so much!read more
Gene Boekhoudt
02:22 29 Sep 20
Lahaina Araneta of ASHOORI LAW was instrumental in assisting me to get my E2 Visa. The service was always on point and result driven. I was always well informed and prepared for my Interview.I highly recommend using the service of ASHOORI LAW.
Umesh Joshi
20:49 26 Sep 20
It was very nice experience and really helpful for all kind of services
Dmitry Bak
23:46 13 Sep 20
Michael helped us a lot preparing and sending all the needed documents to USCIS. We were very squeezed in time, and I even had to drive from SF to LA to deliver the originals in person, quicker than USPS or Fedex could do, to save one day. Michael... met me in his office at night time, so kind! During the entire period, Michael's team kept us informed about every single step they did, and finally we got all the needed approvals from USCIS. I highly recommend Michael, his company is a great example of how an ideal lawyer/attorney should more
Freuet Solutions LLC
22:49 08 Sep 20
Mike reached out to me personally and gave a good and detail explanation of possible options to take in my case.I recommend you reach out to him with your immigration matters.
Ha Ka
17:48 02 Sep 20
I can only recommend Michael Ashoori for all your immigration needs and inquiries . Very proffessional. Thanks to Michael Ashoori and all his team. I will be back soon again!
11:57 02 Sep 20
Started working with Michael Ashoori firm around march this year during the pandemic, but despite these difficult times they guided me step by step and they were always there when ever i had a question or clarification.Lahaina was great, very... professional immigration attorney and of very help through out all the process.She guided me all the way till i got my L1 visa approved.They have this portal system while they post in details every single document needed to ensure the success of the petition. I just had to collect all these documents, upload them on the portal and then they take it from there, they prepared everything and filled up the petition. Their job doesn’t stop here since most of the petitions gets an RFE from USCIS, so they continue by preparing whats needed and resubmit again till i got the reply that my petition was approved.Over all, Michael and his team are very professional and they really know what they are doing and they stay updated with all the recent laws and regulations going on. Highly recommendedread more
Ahmed Gaber
21:44 03 Aug 20
Good office because he offer free consultation
Vj M
03:58 14 Jul 20
Mike and his team helped me with E2. They were very patient and professional throughout the process which got significantly delayed due to Covid. The attorney assigned to me was very knowledgeable and available to advise even at a short notice.... Overall, I had a very pleasant experience and would highly recommend Ashoori Law. Looking forward to working together again in the near more
Gustavo Mas
18:03 07 Jul 20
My experience with Michael is remarkable, he is very professional and has profound knowledge in immigration laws, he made me feel like I was with the right lawyer, so rest assure, if you decide to work with him, you are very likely to be successful... at your more
Allen Pourkhomami
18:58 25 Jun 20
Great institutions like Ashoori law firm are made by great people, and there are no finer individuals than those who dedicated themselves to assist clients with different cases like mine. “HONEST & EMPATHETIC” are the words that come to mind when I... think of Lahaina and the rest of her amazing team! Highly professional and experienced immigration attorney who provided excellent service, demonstrating personal attention to all details of your cases. They show compassion by studying clients' stories.They certainly know the immigration process and help you fully prepare for the case and interview. They are always making sure that the whole process goes very smooth. I especially want to thank “Lahaina Araneta” attorney & Michael Ashoori. If you are a really nervous client like me, these people are always super patient and kind with you. If anyone is looking for immigration help, “Ashoori law firm” should be your very first choice for sure because they can really get things done!Working with Lahaina Araneta was absolutely great. She helped me through my entire journey without any hesitations. I always got answers whenever I had questions. I will definitely work with “HER” again on my next journey. She helped me a lot from the beginning of my case (naturalization case). She is attentive to details and very informative. She also quickly responded to my questions about my status. I can't say enough about her. I was completely dazzled by her communication skills and courage in communications with the USCIS office. I am blown away by her integrity and all the hard work she has done on my behalf. I will always be grateful for all of her efforts. Lahaina I just want to thank you for the excellent work you did as my immigration attorney. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for all the cares and concerns you have shown me, and for working tirelessly. if it weren’t for your analytical skills and knowledge, the matter wouldn’t have been settled by now. I knew you have a lot of clients, so your prompt responses and attention to detail really meant a lot to me. Having an experienced attorney like you on my side was a good sign that I was walking into the right path to win the case. Thank you Lahaina for your support during my N-400 application process, and for helping me to get the desired outcome. You don't know how much your passion impacts the lives of more
Sandie Galloway
18:41 10 Jun 20
Lahaina was one of 4 lawyers that I had an Initial consult with. She was the only one who took the time to truly understand my case. She was patient with me and very responsive. The most important thing is she was the only lawyer who believed in me.... She has world class professionalism. We successfully got my visa and I couldn’t have done it without her. Will never use another law firm. Highly recommend. She truly cares about her clients and goes the extra more
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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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