Hello Need thoughts please. I am currently on L1B Visa valid until Jul'2015. My employer is going to file extension sometime in April'2015 and is not filed yet. My current employer is also filing H1B application under cap on 1/Apr/2015 and employer's Attorney firm said my H1B application should go as "Consular notification" rather than Change of Status. I have couple of questions. 1) Is visa approval be impacted by "Consular Notification" vs COS? Is one favorable over other? 2) For my current situation, Is it not possible to get my H1B application submitted under COS? 3) If it has to be as "Consular Notification" for now, Would it be possible for me get it converted to COS after my L1B get extended? 4) Is there a downside for attending a visa interview at Consulate? As I am reading through web posts, people are apprehensive about visa getting denied.