Generally, you are eligible to change your nonimmigrant status if you were lawfully admitted into the United States with a nonimmigrant visa, your nonimmigrant status remains valid, and you have not committed any crimes that would make you ineligible.
You may not apply to change your nonimmigrant status if you were admitted to the United States in the following visa categories: The application process for changing your status depends on the nonimmigrant category for which you are applying.
During law school, she worked as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Ricardo S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, as a Legal Intern for the Washington State Bar Association, and as a Law Clerk for the Washington State Attorney Generals Office. Richards also assisted low-income immigrants with asylum and citizenship claims with the University of Washington School of Laws Immigration Law Clinic. If you do not receive a waiver, then you may only apply to change to the A (Diplomatic and other government officials, and their families and employees) or G (Representatives to international organizations and their families and employees) nonimmigrant categories.If you are a vocational student (with M visa status), you may not apply to change your status to become an academic student (F visa category).You may want to change to a different nonimmigrant status if your goals or intentions change after you enter the United States.
For example, you may enter the United States as a B-1 Business Visitor and are offered a position at the U. affiliate of your company as an L-1A Manager or Executive.Or you could be an F-1 student, and receive a job offer with a U. company after graduation as an H-1B temporary worker.For these situations, you may be eligible to remain in the United States and apply to change your nonimmigrant status.Vicky is a committed volunteer in the service of underserved and minority communities.This includes working with Chinese immigrants in the Seattle area who face challenges immersing themselves in western culture.Attorneys at Peng & Weber have presented to both small and large groups from coast to coast, and would be happy to consider any inquiries to speak to your company, university, or group about employment-based immigration matters. We take our website and newsletter very seriously, and we take pride in making them as useful and as valuable to you as possible.