Professional Designation vs: Job Title

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Professional Designation vs: Job Title

Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:58 am

Hi Everyone,

Perhaps the answer to my question is obvious.if so please accept my apologies. :) I am Canadian and my professional designation is Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) which is on NAFTA's list of those qualifying for TN-1 Visa status. The job I am being offered in the US requires my being an MLT however it has a job title other than MLT. (I am not licensed as an MLT in the US). The rules for TN-1 Visa status that I have read only indicate that I need to be an MLT professional. I want the employment offer and my resume to match as closely as possible to avoid confusiion with immigration. It is all very ambiguous to me. Can anyone shed some light on this matter? I am in a bit of a time crunch.
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:16 am

Job title is meaningless, if you perform the duties of a medical lab technologist (not a technician) then you qualify. The duties control qualification. However if you want to avoid confusion, if in fact you perform the duties of a medical lab technologist then you may use that generic title.
Christopher G. Rizzo, Esq
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culturevultureNew Member
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Re: Professional Designation vs: Job Title

Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:15 pm

That is very good news, thanks. So if I am performing the duties of an MLT however not a licensed MLT in the states, will they deny me?
Christopher G. Rizzo, EsqCanuckAbroad VIP
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:08 pm

You need a VisaScreen certificate.
Christopher G. Rizzo, Esq
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Law Offices of David T. Ferrara, LLC
www.naftalawfirm.com
P: (732) 784-2877
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:51 pm

Make sure your application letter properly ties the job title you are using to the Nafta Occupation so there is no confusion for the immigration officer.

Here are some articles to help you:
Common TN1 Visa Mistakes to Avoid
How to Write a Great TN Application Letter

Good Luck!

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