Winter Park & Orlando Immigration Law Firm
Help with Change of Status in the Orlando Area
Foreign nationals with a non-immigrant visa may have the opportunity to
change their status to another category while in the United States. Known
as a change of status, this process can allow non-immigrant visa holders
to change the original purpose of their visit. For example, if an individual
arrived in the U.S. as a tourist, but wishes to become a student, they
must submit a change of status application. Requests must also be filed
with the USCIS before the authorized stay expires.
With five decades of
Attorney Robert Brown, as well as the entire legal team at Robert Brown LLC, can assist all
those interested in changing their non-immigrant status in the U.S. Call
today to schedule your initial
Who is eligible to change their status?
Applicants who wish to change their non-immigrant status may be eligible if:
- They were lawfully admitted to the U.S. with a non-immigrant visa
- The non-immigrant status remains valid
- No conditions of the specific status have been violated
- No crimes that would make an applicant ineligible have been committed
Applicants who wish to attend school in the U.S. and are also the spouse
or child of someone who is currently in the U.S. in any of the following
non-immigrant visa categories do not need to apply to change a non-immigrant status.
- Diplomatic and government officials and employees (A visa category)
- International trade and investors (E visa)
- Representatives to international organizations and employees (G visa)
- Temporary Workers (H visa)
- Representatives of foreign media (I visa)
- Exchange visitors (J visa)
- Intra-company transfers (L visa)
- Academic or vocational students (F or M visa); post-secondary school students
Those admitted into the U.S. in the following categories may not apply
to change a non-immigrant status:
- Visa Waiver Program - Crew member (D non-immigrant visa)
- In transit through the United States (C non-immigrant visa)
- In transit through the U.S. without a visa (TWOV)
- Fiancé of a U.S. citizen or dependent of a fiancé (K non-immigrant visa)
- Information on terrorism or organized crime (S non-immigrant visa)
When the purpose a visit to the U.S. has changed, it is recommended that
non-immigrant visa holders apply for a change of status as soon as possible.
Robert Brown LLC will provide knowledgeable legal assistance to those
who wish to change their status, as well as for those whose authorized
stay has expired.
Apply for Change of Status with Our Help
If you or a loved one has changed the purpose of your visit while in the
United States, you may need to apply for a change of status. This process
requires a great deal of paperwork, numerous procedures and evidence of
eligibility. Applications must also be submitted as soon as possible,
especially before an authorized stay is set to expire.
With the assistance of the qualified legal team at
Robert Brown LLC, applicants and quickly compile their applications for a change of status
correctly and accurately. Our legal team will also help explain any procedures
or requirements applicants may not understand.
To discuss your case with a highly regarded Winter Park immigration lawyer
from our firm,
contact Robert Brown LLC today.