Alien Commuter Green Card - Greg Boos / Joe Grasmick =

I want to know how I would about trying to apply for an Alien Commuter Green
Card. I work for a US company using a TN under the 'Management Consultant'
employment type. I fly to the US to work during the week and return home to
Canada on weekends. I do not have a US residence.
Thanks You
david ingram replies:
Greg Boos, JD is an expert on Commuter Green Cards and he wrote a guest
article for my newsletter back in 1995 or 1996.  You can find the article
His email address if you would like to contact him directly is:
firm at
However, it is unlikely that you would qualify for a commuter green card.
They are extremely difficult to obtain and hardly worth it unless your
intention is to move to the United States.
What I would suggest to you is that an H1 visa is more suitable for a
Management Consultant than a TN.  It is very difficult to maintain your
status as a “true” management consultant under NAFTA because after a while
your position starts changing from a “consultant to management” to being a
manager yourself in many cases.
When and “if” this happens, your TN becomes invalid and can be taken away at
a moment’s notice.
H1 applications are full at the moment and I believe they will not be taking
any new ones until next April and not issuing any of those until next
October but an H1 is likely the way to go.
Joe Grasmick at is an expert on TN visas (He wrote the most
popular handbook on the subject - available for $189US at
And you can book a half-hour consultation with him for $285.00US at:
If you wish to discuss your immigration AND Income tax matters with myself,
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In the meantime, you would likely get some good information for your
situation be going to and reading the [US/Canada Income Tax]
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