TD visa change of employer

#1
Hi everyone, I have few questions and hoping I will find some help here.

1. my current TN is valid for 2 years with my present employer, unfortunately changed from fulltime to part time. Recently, I am being offered a fulltime with different employer, please advise if I should apply I-129 through employer and can I also keep my employer 1 during this times?
2. my wife TD is valid for 2 years with my employer 1, should I need to change my wife TD within US as she is non-Canadian.
 

Amberleaf

Active Member
#2
1. Yes you can, make sure your new potential employer selects "concurrent" employment on I-129. So when approved both TN will be valid.
2. TD status is valid as long as primary spouse maintains TN status, any employer on TN status.
 

nelsona

Registered Users (C)
#3
if you do decide to go to the border to get 2nd TN (since I-129 will take some time), make sure you tell the officer, and KEEP your current I-94.
 
#4
Hi Nelsona,
I get confused about the I-94.....What is the benefit of Msreddy1 keeping original I-94? e.g. if he gets a 3 year TN at border, will he be issued a new I-94 anyway? I'm sure this has been asked before so apologies for that....
 
#5
I had this situation few years back. In 2018, my TN got extended by USICS and I got a new I-94 in mail. I have attached the new I-94 with new validity dates on it and I had my previous I-94 also in the passport (I did not remove it as it still got few days of validity at that time).

I crossed the border couple of times with both the I-94s on my passport. After the old I-94 expired, I didn't remove it, it was still in the passport. I crossed the border once and officer checked both the I-94s, took out the old one and said, its an old I94, you no longer need it as you have the new one. I am taking this off from your passport, your new dates are showing up in the system also, you are good. I didn't say anything

For records, I kept a photo copy of the old I-94, but the original was taken away by one of the officer.
 

Amberleaf

Active Member
#6
I understand you will be given a different I-94 for each TN role you are approved. (and different expiry dates, since applied at different times).

The number on the I-94 card will be different for each TN and each employer. The number on the I-94 card will be used by SSA to approve you for a SSN. It will be used for I-9 employment verification (or E-verify). It will be used by your DMV to confirm legal presence in US before issuing drivers licence, etc. They all verify your legal presence with USCIS.

I have only held one I-94 for TN status, so I cannot confirm. I do recall seeing my employers name on the back of my I-94.

Maybe Nelsona can confirm or explain in more detail.
 

nelsona

Registered Users (C)
#7
CDN9, we are not discussing extension of the same TN jobs, we are discussing different jobs, worked concurrently. One MUST have an I-94 (which is more than just a entry/exit record for TN -- it is your proof of work authorization) for each sponsor. If you are self-employed and have many clients, you need an I-94 for each client.
A TN extension has an I-94 issued, usually with the same I-94 number, but with later date. That is the valid one. The other one becomes a souvenir.

For a second TN, the first I-94 is not mere souvenir, it must be kept valid as long as the first job is being worked. Sure, the new I-94 extends your legal presence further, but both must be maintrained.
 
#9
Thanks Nelsona, its lot clear now.. there is a difference between having working for one company and one TN and working for multiple companies and multiple TNs with multiple I-94s

CDN9, we are not discussing extension of the same TN jobs, we are discussing different jobs, worked concurrently. One MUST have an I-94 (which is more than just a entry/exit record for TN -- it is your proof of work authorization) for each sponsor. If you are self-employed and have many clients, you need an I-94 for each client.
A TN extension has an I-94 issued, usually with the same I-94 number, but with later date. That is the valid one. The other one becomes a souvenir.

For a second TN, the first I-94 is not mere souvenir, it must be kept valid as long as the first job is being worked. Sure, the new I-94 extends your legal presence further, but both must be maintrained.
 
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