H1B visa AND a TN ??

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Valleycanadian
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H1B visa AND a TN ??

Post by Valleycanadian » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:57 pm

Is it possible to have both a H1B visa and a TN visa at the same time?

Some background information that may help ... my husband has been on an H1 for almost 8 years now. We are in the process of trying to get green cards and because it is taking so long he is renewing the H1 yearly (because we've passed the 6 year term). He has an opportunity to do some additional work (for a totally different company than the H1 is for) but we are unsure if it's even possible to hold both the H1 and the TN at the same time.

Thanks for any help you can be :)

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Post by Bill_S » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:12 pm

Canadians don't get H1 or TN [i]visas[/i]. You get H1 or TN [i]status[/i]. USCIS will only allow you to have one status at a time. You could have a TN for two different companies, for example, but you can't have H1 for one and TN for the other.

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Post by nelsona » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:51 pm

visa/status issues aside... It is possible to 'shuttle' between H1 job and TN job, but on;y if you live near the border (or in canada), since you must ENTER into US on the status you intend to work.

I would forget about the TN job until you get EAD, then just work wherever you wish with EAD.
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Post by Valleycanadian » Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:45 pm

Thank you both for your answers. I figured there wasn't much chance at having both but thought it wouldn't hurt to ask !!

I'm glad that there is a forum like this up and running where I can ask questions like this :)

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