Process of H4 to H1 visa or L1 to H1 visa conversion


I have L1 visa from my current company and in US right now.

My spouse has got H1B visa and is travelling this month with our kid on H4.

I dont have a long stay here on L1.

I want to stay here with my family for long and also want to work here

What options I have to work here for long term?

Also, I have my H1B petiton approved in 2008 and I dint get it stamped.

Another employer can file cap-exempt H-1 petition for you using that 2008 petition. They can file it w/ COS from L-1 to H-1. Once approved, you can start working on H-1.

Note that you are still bound by 6 year clock of H-1 and L-1 time (inside US).

Thanks saurabh. Also want to tell that m not getting salary on L1 and not liable for taxation in US