Microsoft Offer - TN visa problem

New Canuck1
May 31 6 Comments

I went through MS interviews, had offer, negotiated and signed offer letters, successfully cleared the background check and ran into issues at the last step of TN-1 visa. They simply said that MS immigration team sees risk in securing an appropriate visa for my work authorization. No other reason given.

This was a big surprise since I had TN-1 visa multiple times in the past and had worked at MS as a vendor. Also, I've always known MS immigration team to solve very complex visa issues. An external independent attorney, whom I consulted with, assured me that I had all the required qualifications and the job also matched TN-1 visa requirements.

I've been trying to reach the recruiter and the responses are becoming slower and slower. On my last phone call I requested the recruiter to connect me with the IMM team to rectify any possible miscommunication or documentation gap. I'm still hoping and waiting to hear from IMM team.

Did anyone experience a similar situation? Any suggestion or thoughts would be appreciated.


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TOP 6 Comments
  • Groupon / Eng sleepy
    I don’t think it’s a visa problem, recruiters are typically transparent about visa issues.
    Jul 30 1
    • Wells Fargo / IT aggie
      Yep, visa is the easiest and least controversial excuse to reject someone.
      Jul 30
  • New Fbez22
    No other update. The recruiter stopped answering calls/emails. The IMM team said they cannot directly talk to me anymore since the offer has been pulled back.
    Jul 30 0
  • Thomson Reuters / Eng

    Thomson Reuters Eng

    OP any update?
    Jul 2 0
  • Groupon / Eng sleepy
    This is one of the most strange issue I’ve heard ever.
    Jun 1 0
  • Wells Fargo / IT aggie
    It could be an excuse to not hire you.
    May 31 0


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