U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to increase the maximum amount of time a TN temporary worker from Canada or Mexico can remain in the U.S. before seeking readmission or an extension of status. The proposal would extend the maximum period of TN admission from one year to three years, the same as H-1B specialty occupation workers. The proposed rule would also increase the maximum period of extension from one to three years. The proposed changes would also apply to dependent spouses and minor, unmarried children in TD status.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, once implemented as a final rule, will ease burdens and costs on TN nonimmigrants and will benefit U.S. employers by increasing the period of time beneficiaries are allowed to remain in the U.S. in TN status.