Requirements for Spouses and Children
TD Spouses and Children of TNs
Spouses and children (unmarried children under the age of 21) who are accompanying or following to join NAFTA Professionals (TN visa holders) may receive a derivative TD visa. Applicants must demonstrate a bona fide spousal or parent-child relationship to the principal TN visa holder.
- Do not have to be citizens of Mexico or Canada.
- Maynot work while in the U.S.
- May study full or part time.
Mexican citizen spouses and children must apply for TD nonimmigrant visas at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
Canadian citizen spouses and children do not need visas, but they must have the following documents at the port of entry:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship;
- Proof of relationship to the principal applicant, such as marriage certificate and birth certificate; and
- Photocopies of entry documents of the principal applicant.
If the spouse and children are not Canadian citizens, they must get a TD nonimmigrant visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate. They must contact the U.S. embassy or consulate that serves their area for information on how to make visa applications.
Spouses or children who enter after the primary TN is already in the US must show a copy of the primary TN's valid I-94, thereby providing proof that the principal TN visa holder is maintaining his/her TN visa status.