To qualify for many occupations under TN classification, one must have a Bachelor degree.
Since degrees issued by universities outside the United States, Canada, or Mexico must be accompanied by an academic equivalency evaluation, Indian degree holders will require an evaluation from a reliable credentials evaluation service.
While, it is problematic to obtain the evaluation of an Indian three-year Bachelor degree to a US university degree, it is not impossible, however, to evaluate such a degree to a Canadian three-year degree. Three-year baccalaureate degrees are common in colleges and universities throughout Canada and they meet the NAFTA requirements for the purpose of obtaining TN.
It should be noted that the NAFTA regulations do not specifically address the issue of three-year degrees. However, the former Operations Instruction (OI) 214.6 which guided The United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement (the predecessor of NAFTA) stipulated: “There is no requirement that the baccalaureate be gained in a four-year academic program.”
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