I am already in the U.S. and arrived as a Visitor. I would like to Change my Status. What are my options?
If you come to the U.S. equipped with a Tourist Visa, the immigration authorities expect you to come to the U.S. with the intention to simply visit. There are legal requirements and limited options to those who come to the U.S. on a Tourist Visa. However, should you have the qualifications and enough funds to support your extended stay in pursuit of your desired new non-immigrant visa, the USCIS may consider the approval of your application. You need to discuss this matter with an experienced and honest immigration attorney.