You can change status to H-1B if a petition on your behalf is approved.Ã¯Â¿Â½ however, the H-1B is subject to an annual quota and for the next fiscal year, that quota has already been filled.Ã¯Â¿Â½ The earliest that a new H-1B petition could be filed on your behalf would be April 1, 2016 for a start date of employment of no earlier than October 1, 2016, which is when the following fiscal year will begin and open up the new annual quota.
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