work from canada partially - TN visa

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work from canada partially - TN visa

Post by pran » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:59 pm

I am on TN visa/status working for a US company through approved I-797. I am in usa for almost 50% of time and the remaining time I work from Canada. I was told (by a US immigration officer at one of the POE) if I stay out of USA for more than 30 days, automatic visa revalidation does not apply and they have to recheck all my TN documents. At other POEs, the US immigration Officer did not raise this issue at all. Is this correct? How long can I stay out of USA on TN status?

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Post by nelsona » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:28 am

As a Cdn auto VISA revalidation is not even possible, since you don't have a visa.
Your TN reamins good as long as you continuew to work for your sponsor, regardless of how long you are outside US.

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pran

Post by pran » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:23 pm

Everytime when I enter the US, the immigration officer asks me how long i have been out of USA?

any thoughts on this?

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Post by nelsona » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:12 pm

we've together talked on immigration.com about this. Must be because on TN you can live in US and they don't realize you live in Canada (asking for customs purposes not immigration), or just palin unfamiliar with TN status.

Either way, nothing to worry about. They let you in each time.
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Post by pran » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:17 pm

Thanks nelsona.

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