E-3 and TN Visa Endorsement Issues

by | Jan 20, 2016 | News

Under the Department of State’s current policy, visas are generally only annotated with the primary employer’s information. This is problematic for visas issued to beneficiaries with multiple employers, such as E-3 and TN visas, because the applicant has no way of knowing which employment opportunity or opportunities were found to be qualifying and authorized by the consular officer for visa issuance. Although the Department of State will not annotate the visa stamp with more than one employer, it will make sure that consular officers’ case notes clarify which employment relationships were reviewed and endorsed for visa issuance. Consular officers are also instructed to relay this information verbally to the applicant during the interview. Case notes are the primary means of sharing adjudication information with other government agencies, such as USCIS. In the meantime, E-3 and TN visa applicants should present employment letters from all employers.