With my J1 expiring March next year my employer wishes to apply for an H1B for me. What would happen to my application if it were submitted this month (August 2006) - is there a chance it would be accepted for Oct 2006 as I am already working for the same employer? If not would it be rejected quickly and sent back so I can re-apply for 2007? Or would they keep the application ready for 2007? If we re-submit for next year exactly when can the application first be submitted? 1st April or before??? I am hoping that if it is 2007 then I can be granted adjustment of status for the period between my J1 expiry and October 1st H1B start date? Does anyone know??