Hi I am an medical graduate on 5th year of H1b visa, going to expire on 6/16. I currently in a clinical fellowship program which will end on 6/16. I have to maintain my h1b status after completion of fellowship program, to do that I understand that I have two options : 1: Find an employer and file for labor certificate before 6/15( 365 day before 6th year of H1b), however this is very unlikely to happen due to competitive job market for physician. 2: Second option is to apply for NIW -EB2, but I dont have enough publications to get approval. So I am planning to apply for EB2 NIW in 5/15 and once i140 it gets rejected, apply for appeal. my questions is: -How long does it take to get result of appeal of rejected i140 for NIW? -Can I apply for H1B 7 th year extension after appeal, on basis of appealed 140 case (will apply for extension after 365 days of application of initial I140 application- in 5/16).? -If yes, can I use that H1B extension to work for a non cap h1b employer from 7/16? -Any potential problems likely to happen with above strategy? or any other way to get round this 6 year H1b visa issue? Thanks a lot in advance!