TN Visa Approval – Clinical Project Manager
The applicant, a citizen of Canada, was offered a job as a Clinical Project Manager, which would involve the research, planning, overseeing, and closing of clinical drug trials for the company’s clients.
Although the job title did not match any of the TN visa occupational categories, and despite the problem of managerial titles for TNs in general, I believed the position could be classified under the Biologist TN category because of the job duties involved.
Additionally, while the applicant did not possess a degree in Biology, I believed that she still could qualify based on her possession of a related degree.
As in any case where the applicant’s job title and/or degree does not match the applicable TN visa category exactly, it was imperative to explain and evidence how the applicant still qualified for the TN.
JOB TITLE / DUTIES:
As the Clinical Project Manager job title was not indicative of a Biologist position, in my cover letter to USCBP I explained and evidenced how the position qualified for TN visa status under the Biologist category.
First, I showed that the duties were consistent with those of a Microbiologist as defined in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. (The OOH does not have a specific entry for Biologists.)
I then explained how Department of Labor and other career publications confirmed that Biologists/Microbiologists may perform managerial-related functions. and may have job titles similar to the position offered.
I also documented that Biologists/Microbiologists went by different job titles including those similar to the position offered.
The applicant possessed a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology.
To establish the applicant’s eligibility for a TN visa under the Biologist category, I highlighted the applicant’s completion of coursework in Biology, and then evidenced that Physiology was related to Biology as both were part of the Biological Sciences discipline.
TN visa status application filed at the Buffalo, NY Peace Bridge port-of-entry.
Approved same day as filed.
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