TN visa denied. Any lawyer recommendations?

Feb 23, 2018 15 Comments

Does anyone have any affordable lawyer suggestions for a TN denial? Got denied at Toronto, I hear it’s notorious, for my dream role in user research :/

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  • Google jghyrh
    Did they tell you why you got denied? Does the role match your school degree? TN is really strict about that. Lots of random folks will study up on things like web development, land a job, but get denied the TN because of education mismatch.
    Feb 23, 2018 5
    • Apple 1ncognit0
      There have been rulings/memos stating degree need not exactly match TN occupation, but a lot of agents seem to ignore them.
      Feb 23, 2018
    • OP
      Exactly, I was denied on this basis. My degree was not considered relevant to graphic design TN despite it being cognitive psych :/ might a stretch but cmon you have to know how users think to do good work.
      Feb 23, 2018
    • Apple 1ncognit0
      I would try bringing more support to show your degree need not match but your skills do. I’d recommend trying at an airport since they have no power to ban you there AFAIK.
      Feb 23, 2018
    • Google Appie
      Cognitive science is absolutely relevant to user research. Way more than any engineering, math, physics, philosophy, music, art....
      Feb 24, 2018
  • Amazon jw761h1917
    What's TN? Tamil Nadu?
    Feb 23, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Product EbnMbg
      Visa for Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the us. Got under a lot of scrutiny last year
      Feb 23, 2018
  • Amazon / Product EbnMbg
    What your definition by affordable. Good lawyer is what you mean. Also your employer should sponsor it, should not he?

    I can ping you the name of a lawyer who did my H1b case in my previous job. I think she works with a lot of rfe / denials
    Feb 23, 2018 1
    • OP
      sadly no :/. it’s through an agency for a long term contract at FANG and they’re being conservative with their resources so it’s all on me.
      Feb 23, 2018
  • Amazon hUlak
    Get an H-1B. Not worth trying to sue CBP for making a decision they have a lot of discretion to make. TN is basically up to them.
    Feb 23, 2018 2
    • OP
      What do you mean by sue? Can I not reapply at the POE? Or can I only appeal now?
      Feb 23, 2018
    • Apple 1ncognit0
      Unless they basically banned you you’re free to reapply, but you may be flagged and get more scrutiny next time.
      Feb 23, 2018
  • Microsoft qwerky
    Was it denied or withdrawn? If you were denied, you would be flagged.
    Feb 23, 2018 0
  • Dropbox alps
    Who prepared your original petition? You should ask them for advice. The guidance I’ve been given as a previous TN holder is that if you get denied at the border application, ask to withdraw the application and the attorney will usually call the supervisors at the port to ask what additional evidence they need or why they denied you. You can definitely re-apply but you must do so with additional evidence or reasoning. Another thing that they could do is do the application by mail or use another TN job that might be more relevant to your education.
    Feb 23, 2018 0