|Background:|| The applicant, a citizen of Mexican, had previously obtained a TN visa stamp and status to work for his employer, which now wanted to renew his TN status. A citizen of Mexico has 2 options to renew: (1) file an I-129 petition with USCIS; or (2) file a DS-160 application for a new TN visa stamp at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate. The applicant did not want to depart the U.S., and preferred to file an I-129 extension petition with USCIS. While this allowed him to remain in the U.S., the drawback of the I-129 for Mexican citizens is that the approval of the petition does not result in extended travel authorization. This would have to be obtained afterwards by filing a DS-160 application for a TN visa stamp.
|Job title / duties:||The job offered was titled Operations Engineer. The position involved the planning, designing, coordinating, and enhancement of the operational procedures and continuous improvement programs for the company’s manufacturing facility.|
|Education:||The applicant possessed a Licenciatura in Electronic and Computer Engineering.
|Filing Process:||TN I-129 extension petition filed @ USCIS – Vermont Service Center|
|Processing time:||4 months|
|Approval period:||3 years|