Came to US in 05/2011 with J-1 for 6 month.
Extended for 30/2011 for J-1. Applied for F-1.
Feb 2012 - approved. In F-1 till end 2014.
Applied for Asylum. Waiting for interview since then. Got EAD.
Had a baby in 08/15. Consequences in my home country very unstable.
Is it possible anyhow to get status change to any legal... H1B, L1B?
Am I eligible to any Entrepreneur kind of visas, if have sponsorship?
Thank you in advance
It depends. Where you ever out of status? if not, then you may be eligible to change status. For an H-1B petition, its too late. You must apply next year. L1B has its own requirements, the same can be said for an investor (E visa). There is not a lot of information to determine whether you are eligible for one or the other.
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Because you have filed for asylum you have registered an immigrant intent, so nonimmigrant statuses are out. Do you know if you were/are subject to the 212(e) 2 year home residency requirement after your J-1? That will limit your options as well if you need a waiver (though the arguments are similar to asylum). You need a proper consultation with an immigration attorney to discuss how to proceed. A bit more information about your employment options is needed.
It is too late for a U.S. employer to petition for you to receive an H-1B visa for this year. The earliest that an H-1B petition could be filed on your behalf will be April 1, 2017. Furthermore, there are a number of requirements that must be satisfied for the H-1B classification, which is for Specialty Occupation workers who have attained a level of education or combined education and progressive professional experience that is at least at the level of a U.S. Bachelor's degree. The same is true for an L-1B visa: there are a number of requirements that must be satisfied. There is nothing in the information that you have provided that suggests that you satisfy these requirements.
As for an E-2 visa for a nonimmigrant treaty investor, you would need to be able to make a substantial investment in a new business in the U.S. and you need to be a citizen of a country that has a bilateral investment treaty with the U.S.
Please schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer for additional information and assistance.
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