Tennessee Temporary Workers

The TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the United States to engage in employment in certain eligible occupations.

TN employees may be admitted for temporary employment of a maximum of 3 years. Renewals are possible indefinitely and can be requested for up to 3 years at a time. TN status is not appropriate for tenured or tenure-track positions due to its strictly temporary nature. 

For information about the TN status, please contact the Office of Legal Counsel at visa@memphis.edu.