Optimize Your Processing at these U.S. Ports of Entry
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Beginning in mid-September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is optimizing processing for first-time Canadian TN and L applicants seeking entry into the United States under NAFTA.
CBP has designated ports of entry that will ensure a more efficient approach to processing the high volume of TN and L applicants.
|Q:||What are TN and L nonimmigrant classifications?|
|A:||The TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level. The L-1 nonimmigrant classification – Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager – enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States. This classification also enables a foreign company that does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the U.S. with the purpose of establishing one.|
|Q:||How can Canadian citizens obtain TN and L-1 classifications?|
|A:||Canadian citizens can continue to apply for TN and L classifications at U.S. ports of entry or U.S. preclearance facilities with the required documentation.|
|Q:||I am a first time TN and L-1 applicant – am I required to go to a designated port of entry?|
|A:||No, you may continue to go to any port of entry along the Canadian border for processing; however, we encourage you to go to one of the designated ports of entry where you will receive optimized processing.|
|Q:||Which ports of entry are designated for optimized processing?|
|A:||Fourteen total ports are designated, to include 4 preclearance locations.|
Ports of Entry Designated for Optimized Processing
|Lester B. Pearson International AirportP.O. Box 115Toronto AMFToronto, Ontario L5P 1A2Hours of Operation: 4:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Daily|
|Trudeau International Airport975 Romeo Vachon Boulevard, NorthRoom TT 2.400Dorval, Quebec H4Y 1H1Hours of Operation: 4:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Daily|
|Vancouver International AirportInternational Terminal – Level 33161 Grant McConachie WayRichmond, British Columbia V7B 0A4Hours of Operation: 4:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Daily|
|Calgary International AirportP.O. Box 1552000 Airport Road, NortheastCalgary, Alberta T2E 6W5Hours of Operation: 4:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Daily|
|Highgate Springs Port of EntryInterstate 89 at the BorderHighgate Springs, VT 05460Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Monday through Thursday|
|Derby Line Port of EntryInterstate 91Derby Line, VT 05830Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Tuesday through Thursday|
|New York Locations|
|Alexandria Bay Port of Entry 46735 Interstate 81Alexandria Bay, NY 13607|
|Peace Bridge Port of EntryOne Peace Bridge PlazaBuffalo, NY 14213|
|Rainbow Bridge Port of EntryOne Rainbow BridgeNiagara Falls, NY 14330|
|Champlain Port of Entry237 West Service RoadChamplain, NY 12919Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Monday through Friday|
|Detroit Canada Tunnel Port of Entry150 E. JeffersonDetroit, MI 48226|
|Detroit Ambassador Bridge Port of Entry3033 Porter StreetDetroit, MI 48216Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Monday through Friday|
|Blaine Peace Arch Port of Entry123 Second StreetBlaine, WA 98230Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Tuesday through Thursday|
|Sweetgrass Port of Entry39825 Interstate 15Sweetgrass, MT 59484Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Monday through Friday|
Attorney Rose H Robbins is a former Canadian citizen and takes a special interest in guiding Canadians interested in living and/or working in the U.S.
Apply online now with the Law Offices of Rose H Robbins to find out about the application of these principles to your individual situation or call (954) 946-8130.