Part II - How to renew a TN Visa

Thanks to Andrew Nelson for this important correction.  Of course, you need
an I-129 That is for the principal applicant and the reason for the larger
fee than at the border where the I-129 is not needed.
cut and paste replies sometimes get mixed up.
Again, Thanx Andrew.
From: Nelson, Andrew G. [mailto:ANelson at]
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 5:33 AM
To: taxman at
Subject: RE: US Income Tax Help in Canada USA - How to renew a TN Visa
forCanadians by mail - I-539 for dependents - David Ingram givesexpert
income tax & immigration help to non-residentAmericans & Canadians from
New York to California to SaudiArabia to Mexico to
If one is renewing their TN by mail, or even getting a first one while
in another status in US, one MUST MUST MUST file an I-129.
Simply sending in the documents you listed (which would be fine if
renewing at the border) will get these kicked back with a rejection.
I-129 for TN
I-539 for TD.
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Subject:        How to renew a TN Visa for Mexicans
Expert:         taxman at
Date:           Tuesday September 26, 2006
Time:           05:35 PM -0400
I've heard you can renew a TN visa by mail but I am unable
to find any information on how to do so. Could you point
me in
the right direction? Also what forms/documents are
needed? What is the cost? If I renew my visa by mail, do I
have to cross the border and come back?
david ingram replies:
The USCIS is currently processing TN renewals that were submitted May
That's about 125  days. THERE IS NO APPLICATION FORM - It is done by
and documents, just as your application was processed at the border at
There are 4 pages of good information about processing cases at:
You can always view what the current processing time is on
The USCIS requires:
*	your resume,
*	certified copy of your passport
*	certified copy of the front and back of your I-94,
*	certified copy of your degree,
*	certified copy(ies) of any other certifications for your
*	job offer from employer stating the job is for a year or less
*	A good description of your employer.
This is all sent to the USCIS at:
P.O. Box 82521
Lincoln, NE 68501-2521
Please note that the Nebraska Service Center, located in Lincoln,
is a regional processing facility adjudicating applications and
for a number of states. All questions for the Nebraska Service Center
be directed to that office.
How Much Does It Cost?
TN workers who cross the border pay $50, plus $6 for the I-94 card.
Dependents pay only for the card(s).
Extensions which are submitted to the INS Service Center in Lincoln,
Nebraska cost $185 for TN principals, and $120 for any number of
(require an I-539 as well).
Checks may be personal or institutional, written by the applicant or his
employer, and should be made  payable to "Immigration and Naturalization
Stanford University's Mail in Instructions for their employees  can be
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This is not intended to be definitive but in general I am quoting $800
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$800 would be one T4 slip one W2 slip one or two interest slips and you
lived in one country only - no self employment or rentals or capital
gains -
you did not move into or out of the country in this year.
$1,000 would be the same with one rental
$1,200 would be the same with one business no rental
$1,200 would be the minimum with a move in or out of the country. These
complicated because of the back and forth foreign tax credits. - The IRS
says a foreign tax credit takes 1 hour and 53 minutes.
$1,500 would be the minimum with a rental or two in the country you do
live in or a rental and a business and foreign tax credits  no move in
$2,000 would be all of the above and you moved in and out of the
This is just a guideline for US / Canadian returns
We will still prepare Canadian only (lives in Canada, no US connection
period) with a three or four slips and no capital gains, etc. for
With a Rental for $300
A Business for $300 - Rental and business likely $400
And an American only (lives in the US with no Canadian income or filing
period) with about the same things in the same range with a little bit
if there is a state return.
Moving in or out of the country or part year earnings in the US will
be $400 and up.
TDF 90-22.1 forms are $25 for the first and $10.00 each after that when
of a tax return.
8891 forms are generally $50.00 to $100.00 each.
18 RRSPs would be $900.00 - (maybe amalgamate a couple)
Capital gains *sales)  are likely $50.00 for the first and $20.00 each
Just a guideline not etched in stone.
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