The TN visa policies do not regulate allowed job duties. Therefore the guideline directions can be found in the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Management consultants work as outside consultants on improving private and public entities ‘ managerial, operating, and economic outputs, focusing on particular problems and resolving them through analysis. The petitioner has to present how the services will improve administration, objective, and operations overall.
Management consultants can be independent consultants or employed in a consulting company hired by a U.S. entity. He or she can not apply for a new permanent position; neither can he or she be hired as a replacement, except if the role in question is a supernumerary temporary position. It is common that their services fall under short-term projects and have a temporary character rather than full-time.
In some cases, if the job description covers implementation together instead of just advice services, the petition will be denied, which depends on the officer`s will in a particular case.
To be qualified to obtain a TN visa as a management consultant, the nonimmigrant has to earn one of the following educational requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree; or
- Licenciatura Degree.
Although most of the TN occupations requires a bachelor degree, management consultant is one of the rare professions where a petitioner can possess equivalent professional experience instead:
- Five years of experience as a management consultant; or
- Five years of experience in a specialty field close to the consulting agreement.
Non-degree petitioners have to prove equivalent professional experience through a previous employer statement or a professional credential evaluation. A resume can be helpful to indicate job-related skills and knowledge.
The supporting required documents include a valid identification document, copied educational or experience evidence, copied and signed agreement, and a cover letter with a detailed consulting job description.