COS L1 to H1B Visa and Stamping in Canada

I applied for COS from L1 to H1 from States and got the H1B visa approved till Sep30th 2013. I have started working for H1 employer from October 2012. My question is,

  • Can I apply for H1B extension from States without getting stamping for the my existing visa which is till Sep30th 2013.

  • Once I get the extension, can I get the stamping from Canada instead going to India to get stamping.

  1. Yes

  2. For 1st H-1 stamping, it is always recommended to go to home country for stamping. If you go to CA, make sure to have contingency plans.