TN Visa Approval-Graphic Designer (Product Design Manager job title; BBA Degree)
The applicant, a citizen of Mexico, had been offered a job as a Product Design Manager.
I reviewed the position offered, and although the job title did not exactly match the TN visa category, based on the position’s job duties and supporting research, I believed the position could be classified under the Graphic Designer TN category.
Additionally, while the applicant did not possess a degree in Graphic Design, I believed that he still could qualify under the Graphic Designer TN visa category.
JOB TITLE / DUTIES:
As the Product Design Manager job title was not indicative of a Graphic Designer role, in my cover letter to the U.S. Embassy I described how Graphic Designers work in these types of roles, and I included extensive career and industry publications to support this claim.
I also highlighted that Graphic Designers went by different job titles including those similar to the position offered.
The applicant possessed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Design & Management.
As with any case where the applicant does not possess a degree directly in the TN occupational category, it was imperative to establish how the applicant qualified under the specific TN visa category.
To establish eligibility, in my cover letter to the Embassy I highlighted the applicant's Graphic Design-related coursework completed during his degree program and included his transcripts in the application.
I then supplemented the application with research establishing that a degree in Graphic Design was not required for a Graphic Designer position, and that individuals with degrees in a related field could also qualify.
TN visa status application applied at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.
Approved and TN visa issued in approx. 1 week.
TN visa stamp issued valid for 1 year; I-94 issued valid for 3 years.
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