TN Trade NAFTA Employees
Contact at OIE for TN questions and issues.
General Processing Timelines
1 month prior to expected start date
Costs to UVM
None to minimal.
Who can be a TN status holder?
Citizens of either Canada or Mexico working in a profession on the NAFTA Professional Job Series list for which the employee has the qualifications of the profession. Employment must be with a U.S. employer.
Procedure for requesting TN immigration paperwork
Submit the following documents electronically to Rajan.Eapen@uvm.edu:
- Employee name
- Departmental job offer letter (including specific start date)
- Position description (including requirements for the position)
- Salary information, if not included in the offer letter
UVM Human Resources process
- Employees new to UVM - Getting approval: Upon creating the TN request letter, OIE will send it by UPS Express to the employee who can anticipate receiving it within 3-5 business days. Electronic copies are not advisable. Canadian citizens need to take the letter and other materials outlined on OIE‚€™s website to the border to request admission in TN status; Mexican citizens require additional steps.
- Returning to UVM - Updating I-9: Employees who recently were working at UVM in TN status, and are returning to UVM to work another semester/academic year, simply need to make an appointment with OIE to update or complete a new I-9.
All TN status holders must formally check in with the Office of International Education on or before the first day of work.
To schedule an appointment: Call 656-4296: please indicate the name and visa category of the new arrival (TN)
What happens at check-in?
- Complete and authorize I-9
- Complete the International Information Form (IIF) for the University Controller‚€™s Office; this form ensures that the foreign national is taxed properly among other things.
- Refer to the Social Security Administration when relevant for SSN application
- General orientation and answers about getting settled in Vermont
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