Need your expert opinion Ron. My wife is currently on H4 and is attending job interviews in the local city where we are based. As soon as she clears the interview her potential employer (a consulting company) is going to do H4 to H1 premium conversion. But as per the latest USCIS data 56,300 H1Bs (regular quota) have already been accepted as of 11/14 which leaves only 8700. Seeing the sudden rush in H1B filing it appears that the quota will be reached in another 2 weeks or so. Under these circumstances do you think it is advisable to go ahead and apply for LCA (based on local city and job title) and then file H4 to H1 normal processing (without a valid job offer)? Since normal processing times are approximately 3-4 months in VSC, it will take a while before USCIS issues a RFE for her case. Hopefully by that time she would have found a job and started working (based on h1b receipt notice), we can respond to that by giving the contract details of her job and possible upgrade it to premium. I feel this is the only way for her to make sure she gets into the H1b queue considering the sudden rush in filings. Do you think this will work Ron? Thanks in Advance.