I had a TN visa
from July August 1, 2012 to July 31st, 2013. Along with this TN visa I have a SSN with a DHS authorization that I got since I was studying my masters degree in Brooklyn, NY in 2010-2011. I left the United States on July 30th so that way I was following the rules of my visa expiration and now I am in Mexico.
On July 17th, 2013, I had a job interview with a city agency in New York City. And this past August 9th,2013 they called me to offer me the job. Since I already knew how to do the TN Visa process, I explained to them that I will need a letter of employment to change my visa status. However, the Senior Personal Liaison told me that first, I need to fill a package of forms in order for them to give me the letter of employment. This package is filling the forms of:
- Work permit visa
The first question on the CPD-B form is: if I can legally work in the United States. The person from the agency said that they will not give me any letter until I fill and release those forms. But if I fill them out first, I do not know if I should put I am legally allow to work in the US because I can not explain about the TN visa process.
In a way I am in between two processes: one is from the US consulate that states that I should provide a letter of employment for me to get a work permit and the other process is the other way around, from the city agency, which I need to provide a work permit for me to get a letter of employment.
What should I do?