E-2 holders may change status to another non-immigrant status, such as H-1, J-1, F-1 or B-1, but they should be cautious when doing so. Using the E category as a stepping stone to a different non-immigrant status for the purpose of avoiding the more stringent application procedures associated with the new status is improper. The USCIS considers such an act to be fraudulent, since the alien failed to disclose the actual reason for seeking the E visa. In such instances, serious ramifications may result, such as exclusion and/or removal from the United States. In addition, such behavior could make it extremely difficult to obtain another visa for entry into the United States in the future.
Zhang & Associates, P.C., can assist you in applying for an E-2 Visa and extension of your E-2 status. Our office can also assist you in changing your E status to a different non-immigrant status. If you would like a free consultation for your case, please click here. For more information about the process of extending your E-2 status, please click here.
For more information on the E-2 category, please click one of the following links:
Duration of E-2 visa, Stay and Extension
Terms and conditions of an E-2 visa
U.S. Port of Entry
Change to E-2 classification in the United States
USCIS Processing Time
The timescale for us to prepare for an E-2 application
Change to Other Non-immigrant Status
Frequently Asked Questions About E-2 Visa