Foreign nationals who are living and working in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant employment visa, may need to apply for another nonimmigrant employment visa. Your U.S. employer must file the Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, on your behalf.
The derivative refugee or asylee status will allow children of a lawful refugee or asylee status holder to derive refugee or asylee status from USCIS.Source: U.S. Department of State
Eligibility Criteria To Change Your Nonimmigrant Status In The U.S.:
How To Change Nonimmigrant Status In The US?
Application procedures are based on the nonimmigrant status to which you want to change.
If you are interested in changing your status to one of the following employment-based nonimmigrant classes, your employer must Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (Form I-129), before your Form I-94 expires. The purposes of this Form I-129 are:
Your employer should complete Form I-129 if you are in one of the following employment-related categories:
There are specifics requirements for each of the above categories, including limits on the duration of stay in the U.S. For detailed information, contact your employer who actually has proposed you temporary employment or qualified immigration Attorney. It is to be noted that If your prospective employer files a Form I-129 to change your status, and if you want to apply for your spouse and children, then they need to file a Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. Note that they can all be in the application on one I-539. It is best to file the I-129 and I-539 forms at the same time so that they can be arbitrated about the same time. Also, though, that they are distinct applications. So, you and your dependent family members must follow the guidelines and submit all supporting documents with each application, even when filing forms together.Source: U.S. Department of State
For USCIS change of status your employer must:
Each visa category has specific requirements and limits, including how long you can stay in the United States. For more information, contact your employer, a licensed attorney.
The applicant’s documents requirement can vary from one visa category to other. The USCIS has the full guideline for each category.U.S. Department of State
You are not allowed to change your nonimmigrant status if you came to the United States in any of the following categories: