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Optimized Processing at US Ports of Entry for Canadian TN and L-1 Applicants

Since September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been optimizing processing for first-time Canadian TN and L applicants seeking entry into the United States and has designated ports of entry to process the high volume of applicants efficiently. The TN visa is similar to an H-1B visa in that it is a temporary work visa for skilled professionals. However, only Canadian and Mexican citizens can apply for and receive TN visas as the visa category was created under NAFTA. The L-1 visa allows U.S. employers to transfer executives or managers from abroad to an office in the United States.

The designated ports of entry for optimized processing are located in Vermont, New York, Michigan, Washington, and Montana. A complete list of all the ports of entry set up for optimized processing can be found on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.



Traveling on a TN or L-1 Visa From Canada? Optimize Your Processing at these U.S. Ports of Entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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