I-129 TN Visa Extension Approval for Mexican Engineer

TN VisaCase Info.
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.
TN Category:Engineer
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