Currently on L1-B / I - 94 valid till August 2013 . Questions - 1) Is is mandatory to have either L1-B or I-94 date till 30th september to apply for H1B in coming April for 2014 qouta ? Assuming the H1-B can be applied - 2 ) If another employer applies for H1-B in April 2013 and current employer is willing to file my extension in Aug 2013 . Will I be able to stay in US after September on basis of L1-B extension in progress and change to H1-B from Oct 1st ? 3 ) What are the options of applying H1B in current cycle ? 4)If my H1-B is applied with COS and approved and consequently the current employer denies for filing the L1-B extn, then I will need to return back to home country and get the stamping done ? 5) If the H1-B with COS is approved and the L1-B extension applied for bridging the gap. Can we withdraw the extn so that it does not take precedence over the approved H-1B ?