Immigration Alert: USCIS Increases TN Period of Stay from One to Three Years

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that effective October 16, 2008, TN nonimmigrants will be eligible for a three-year period of admission into the United States. This final rule changes the initial period of stay for TN nonimmigrants from one year to three, a huge boost to employers and foreign nationals alike. The increase applies both to initial admissions into the United States in TN status and to extensions of stay. Spouses and children under 21 are entitled to dependent ?TD? classification and may be admitted into the United States for the same period of time as the principal TN, and will also benefit from this new rule.

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