Mexico FAQs

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 02:09

Mexican citizen with valid TN visa confirming employment period


Assuming that the Mexican citizen holds a passport that is valid for at least three years and that the alien is otherwise admissible, isn't it true that an employer’s letter or statement confirming that the employer intends to employ the alien for a temporary period of up to three years is sufficient to support admission for the requested period of time.


U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) indicates that this is true. A Mexican citizen TN nonimmigrant applicant for admission whose passport is valid for the requested admission period, and who is in possession of an employment letter confirming the employment period of up to 3 years, should be admitted for a 3-year admission period.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 00:28

B-1 Visa removed and cancelled by CBP


If a Mexican B-1 truck driver has his/her B-1 Visa removed and cancelled by CBP for a Point-to-Point violation and wants to challenge that determination, whom should that person contact at CBP?


U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) indicates that a Mexican truck driver whose B-1 visa has been cancelled by CBP for a point-to-point violation will need to discuss the issue of the cancellation with the U.S. Consulate in Mexico. If the truck driver in question is able to convince the Consular Officer that the cancellation was done in error or was otherwise not required, then the Consulate will issue the truck driver a new B-1 visa that includes an annotation stating that the truck driver has been advised of U.S. laws and regulations regarding Cabotage. Most if not all of the point-to-point cancellations are processed by Border Patrol, and there is no appeal process in place for Border Patrol cancellations. The Special Cases Office at the San Ysidro Port of Entry will only field inquiries regarding cancellations that were processed at the CBP ports of entry.