Can my spouse and children come to the US if I get a TN visa?
Your spouse and your unmarried children under 21 may enter and remain in the US in the TD visa category, as long as you are issued a TN visa and maintain valid status. Your family, however, will not be allowed to work in the United States, or to even file an application for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). They will be eligible to obtain work visas if they independently qualify for one.
Can my family attend school under a TD nonimmigrant visa?
Yes, your family is entitled to study in the United States on TD visas. They will not need to file an application for a student visa to attend school.
How much are the fees for TN visas?
The application fees for a TN visa depend on several factors, and Canadians and Mexicans are treated differently. A Canadian crossing the border must pay a $50 border crossing fee ($56 if crossing by car). The visa fee at a US embassy or consulate abroad, which Mexicans must use, is $160. If you adjust to TN visa status while in the US, you must pay the USCIS a processing fee of $460. Premium processing (expedited processing) is available for an extra $2,500.
My employer hired me for three years but my visa stamp says only one year. Why the discrepancy?
The period of validity of your visa is different from your period of stay. Suppose, for example, that your visa was issued on December 2, 2020, with a one-year period of validity and a three-year period of stay. You would be able to enter the US any time before December 2, 2021, and once you arrive you would be able to stay for three years. Check your Form I-94 (issued to you at the US border) to determine how long you are authorized to stay in the US.