TN STATUS INTERVIEW QUES-

sp1976

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#1
ALL

I have tried to compile some SAMPLE QUES based on my previous interviews for L1B (3 times), and some from searching online / talking with people like us.
Keep adding in this thread any new QUES you think have/can/maybe asked by CBP. QUES are NOT in ORDER but random.
Thanks to ALL of YOU for suggestions / advice / discussion
  • Where do you work? -Company / Employer NAME
  • What is your status now in US?
  • Where do you live now? Where is your home?
  • What you will do at work, are you working at client site or company office? What is the address?
  • What are your Canadian ties?
  • Show me proof of Canadian ties?
  • Why are you trying to work in the USA?
  • Why did you stay so long in USA after finishing you H1/L1B/TN –2 months ( i.e. 60 grace period)? (my situation now)
  • Why your car has US license plate and you still have US license?
  • What is the purpose of your visit?
  • Why you cant find job in Canada?
  • Who wrote this (TN) letter?
  • Who is the company contact person?
  • This job title is not in NAFTA?
  • I think you are over qualified for this position?
  • Are you trying to stay in USA?
  • Your edu. Evaluation show equivalent to US engineering degree, why not to apply TN in Engineering category rather then S T/T? (for my TN tomorrow)
 

nelsona

Registered Users (C)
#4
Well, many here have based their hopes on luck and prayer, rather that a sound petition, so I thought these were primary questions that CBP asks.
Another one:
  • When returning to border after successful TN application, will you show our officer, as proof of continued employment: (a) an HR employment letter, (b) a recent paystub, (c) an online bank statement, (d) your work badge, (e) a post from an immig forum stating that you don't need to show anything -- after all it's an urban legend -- or (f) the secretary from HR will be accompanying you as.. um.. "proof"?
Hope we are covering everything, sp1976.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
#5
@TnRaju,

You need to stop putting up personalized petty posts - they are a violation of the terms and rules of use of this forum which you agreed to upon sign up.
 

sp1976

Registered Users (C)
#6
TO ALL

I started this thread but i think should DELETE it, not because of the comments.

NONE of the above ALLLLLLLL questions were asked to me today.

Officer: Which category you are applying? Ans-Sci Tec/Techno
Officer: What is your edu qualification? MS in Const. Management
Officer: Give me your paperwork. ANS-THis are originals and I have the complete set here photocopied with original TN letter.
Officer: K, give me original.
Officer: After 3 mins.--OK give me the other set and take this originals. Did you make your passport page copy and attach with application.
Officer: OK don worry I will make it. (he came back after copy my passport)
Officer: Sir put your 4 fingers and please give me $56.0
I: Put R Hand 4 fingers, gave $56.
Officer: stamped I-94 and gave my passport back. asked my driver license to put my home address. Thank you sir you can go now.

IN: 1:53pm
OUT: 2:11pm

NO QUESTIONS asked not even job title, company name, project, etc. After i got my passport, I saw him asking about TD for my family. He said go and get them now I will process there TD also, come with marriage cert. longform birth certs for kids. He was very very nice and the most easy CBP officer seen in my 18 years of immigration dealing in US/CAN.

none of the above QUE works ONLY strong application. keep the TN cover letter very very simple- BULLET points. He just read my TN cover letter.

TN VISA granted for three years
POE: LYNDEN-WA
 

sp1976

Registered Users (C)
#8
yes you were correct / right THIS time. above was 'compilation' of ques asked before for L1b / TN at various POE's.
but at the end you application paperwork matters and some luck for sure.
 
#9
Hello everyone,
Thanks everyone for your post, I've read through the ones on this page but I just want to ask this question;
* What specific advice would you want me to put in consideration being my 1st time of applying for TN visa?
* Does it really matter if you degree if not from Canada / US?
* Is it a must that the job title must match the degree certificate listed on the NAFTA professional list?
 

nelsona

Registered Users (C)
#10
1. None. First or 20th TN doesn't matter.
2. No, but your degree must be evaluated (and translated if not English) before you go to the border.
3. No. the job description is the important part. Job titles are internal and mean nothing.
 
#11
Thanks Nelsona for your swift response. My degree certificate is in English and my country of birth official language is English.
What do u mean by evaluation? do I still have to do this since by degree certificate is written in English?
 

nelsona

Registered Users (C)
#12
Degrees other than from north America need to be evaluated compared to a US bachelors degree (if that is the requirement for your TN category). There are many acceptable degree evaluation firms. Some have been named on this forum, otherwise Google is your friend.
 
#14
Please I have a question regarding job title and degree certificate. I have a degree in Geology but the job title is Logging While Drilling Field Specialist (which is working to d oil rig to acquire geological/geophysical data). So my question that, would that be an issue or d job title must state what is exactly listed on degree certificate, "Geologist" in my own case?
 
#15
Please I have a question regarding job title and degree certificate. I have a degree in Geology but the job title is Logging While Drilling Field Specialist (which is working to d oil rig to acquire geological/geophysical data). So my question that, would that be an issue or d job title must state what is exactly listed on degree certificate, "Geologist" in my own case?
MWD/LWD (Measuring/Logging while Drilling) is not really a Geology work tho.
You just capture the data, clean it and give it to a Geologist to analyse.

I think the job title and the degree should relate to each other to make the TN process really easy.

Wait for other professionals to chime in on this.
 

nelsona

Registered Users (C)
#16
The inernal job title is meaningless. It is the job description which is required, and the task(s) enumerated need to measure up to those of a geologist.
 
#17
TO ALL

I started this thread but i think should DELETE it, not because of the comments.

NONE of the above ALLLLLLLL questions were asked to me today.

Officer: Which category you are applying? Ans-Sci Tec/Techno
Officer: What is your edu qualification? MS in Const. Management
Officer: Give me your paperwork. ANS-THis are originals and I have the complete set here photocopied with original TN letter.
Officer: K, give me original.
Officer: After 3 mins.--OK give me the other set and take this originals. Did you make your passport page copy and attach with application.
Officer: OK don worry I will make it. (he came back after copy my passport)
Officer: Sir put your 4 fingers and please give me $56.0
I: Put R Hand 4 fingers, gave $56.
Officer: stamped I-94 and gave my passport back. asked my driver license to put my home address. Thank you sir you can go now.

IN: 1:53pm
OUT: 2:11pm

NO QUESTIONS asked not even job title, company name, project, etc. After i got my passport, I saw him asking about TD for my family. He said go and get them now I will process there TD also, come with marriage cert. longform birth certs for kids. He was very very nice and the most easy CBP officer seen in my 18 years of immigration dealing in US/CAN.

none of the above QUE works ONLY strong application. keep the TN cover letter very very simple- BULLET points. He just read my TN cover letter.

TN VISA granted for three years
POE: LYNDEN-WA
Thanks for posting your experience:
1. What's TN letter? or in other place you said TN Cover letter? Is it the same as Job offer?
2. What was the content of your paper work set?
 

sp1976

Registered Users (C)
#18
hi, DSA2010

its same....i took cover letter / TN letter whatever u call it.
i kept the content of letter to two pages only.

brief company info
brief my info
job title
job description with my duties (five main duties only)
start date with salary info.


My paper SET contained

-TN letter(with above info)
-My college degree certificates (US MSc, outside Bachelors)
-Non US Bach. evaluation letter
-Resume
-Previous job exp./ ref letters
-My current supervisor Prof. License copy(i applied as Sci.Tech/Technologist-Engineer)

hope this will be helpful.
 

nelsona

Registered Users (C)
#19
Resume and job letters were completely unnecessary. These would only be used if one had a diploma rather than a degree, for some TN categories
 
#20
Yikes! Do they actually make you prove Canadian ties? I've spent the last several years living in the US (went to school here), so my only Canadian ties are a bank account and my friends/family :S
 
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