My husband is currently on an OPT(F1) which expires in Sept. this year. Meanwhile he got a job offer and his employer is willing to sponsor his H1 (VSC) under regular category Any suggestions if we should pay an extra $1000 and get the premimum processing done instead. How long will it take for VSC to atleast send a receipt notice saying his application is under processing. What if his OPT expires before his H1 is approved? Will he not be able to work until his H1 comes through (even though he has the receipt notice) Any help would be greatly appreciated.