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For the following categories of nonimmigrants, your employer must file a Form I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker) and any required supporting documentation: If your employer files a Form I-129 (Petition for Alien Worker) for you to change your status (to the E, H, L, O, P, Q, R or TN visa category), then your spouse and child must complete Form I-539 (Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status) and submit any required supporting documents to change to a new nonimmigrant category. If you file a Form I-539 to change your status (to A, B, F, G, , J, M or N visa category), you may include your spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 on your Form I-539 application if you are all in the same nonimmigrant category, or if your spouse or children were given derivative nonimmigrant status.Derivative nonimmigrant status means that your spouse and children were given nonimmigrant visas based on your nonimmigrant status.Vicky earned her Bachelor's degree in Chinese Language and Literature in China.She came to the United States in 2011 to pursue a Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Washington with a focus on clinical social work.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.
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.
If you are in the United States as the spouse or child of someone in the following nonimmigrant visa categories, you do not need to apply to change your status if you wish to attend school in the United States (as long as your parent or spouse maintains their original nonimmigrant status).