The spouse and children of a TN status holder can accompany the TN holder to the U.S. in TD status. If TD status is desired, dependent should accompany prospective TN status holder to port of entry/pre-flight inspection center if the dependent is a Canadian National. If the dependent is not a Canadian National, then the dependent will be required to apply for a TD visa stamp at a U.S. consulate in Canada. All Mexican TNs and TDs must apply for a visa stamp before entering the U.S.
Border officials or consular official will expect to see documentation of the relationship between the accompanying dependents and the TN status holder
If applying for status and traveling to the United States separately from the principal status holder, family members will need legal documents establishing their relationship to the principal status holder and documents showing proof of financial support during their stay in the United States. In addition, dependents seeking TD status will need:
Evidence establishing Canadian or Mexican citizenship (in the case of dependents who are not citizens of either Canada or Mexico, they must provide a valid passport issued by the country of citizenship with a valid TD visa stamp in it)
Evidence that the TN status-holder is currently in the United States in this status (photocopy of the TN's I-94 card, front and back)
A current letter from the TN's employing department at Emory University stating the terms of employment and that the TN status holder is currently employed there.