I entered US on B1 visa last week (Jan 2007), & my I-94 expires in the month of July 2007, I found a company(Employer) over here(US) who is willing to apply H1 for the coming 2008 quota, commencing from April 1st 2007. My employer will file for H1 in the month of April alongwith my original I-94(whose validity is upto July 2007) for change of status from B1 to H1.
Here my question is if i get the H1 approval what would be my new I-94 date, as my H1 date starts only on October 2007. Can I again submit petition for extension of stay for 3 more months untill October 2007 in order to stay on status by filling up the gap period of 3 months August to October 2007.
Or do i need to first extend my stay upto october2007 and then file for H1 with extended I-94, but am afraid by that time the H1 quota might be exhausted.
Please anybody help me to take decision.
Thankyou all in advance