Cross Border Movement of Business Persons

Temporary Entry into the United States and Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement

A Guide for Canadian Businesspersons

This guide provides readers with general information on the criteria and procedures for entering the United States and Mexico temporarily for business purposes and the related immigration requirements under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The content of this guide is not the actual “legal text” of the NAFTA or a member country’s immigration regulations. Although the guide includes basic information, it is subject to change and should be verified before seeking temporary entry for business purposes.

In addition to this guide, travellers heading to the United States or Mexico are strongly encouraged to read the country-specific guides on travel.gc.ca. These guides contain detailed information not contained in this publication.


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