My H1 visa petition is still under "initial review". Receipt date: 12 April, 2012; US Masters; Regular processing; CSC; I am currently in F1 OPT Cap gap extension period. [b]Question: [/b] I see that UCICS takes 2-6 months for H1 regular processing. OPT cap gap extension is valid until Sep 30th. I am wondering what if the H1 petition is still pending after Oct 1st. Does UCICS still extend my cap gap OPT after Oct 1st until decision? or Does UCICS will ask me to leave US and come back, if approved? Is it better if I upgrade my case to premium processing now? My employer doesn't want to pay for PP and so, I may have to pay the $1225 and I am willing to pay. Please advise Thank you.