H4 to H1 visa approval and change of visa


I am in H4 currently and have applied for H1 B for 2013.

My H4 expiration date is by October.

My question is if I apply for H4 extention and if by any chance H4 approval comes after H1 B approval, what will be the visa which I will be holding?

Yes, it can happen. Your H-1 will have start date of Oct 1 and from your comment it seems your H-4 is expiring after that date.

So you can let the H-1 get processed, and then upgrade it to PP if it doesn’t get processed by say Aug. Once your H-1 gets approved w/ COS, you no longer need to worry about your H-4.