A Canadian or Mexican citizen may work in the U.S. under NAFTA TN visa status and file for lawful permanent residence. With careful planning a Canadian or Mexican citizen may both file for a green card and continue to work in the U.S. under TN visa status until the green card is issued.
Bona Fide Nonimmigrant Intent.
A TN visa professional must maintain bona fide nonimmigrant intent. Under the U.S. immigration NAFTA regulations a TN applicant cannot intend to establish permanent residence in the U.S. and must satisfy the inspecting officer that