H1 5 yrs comleted on 2nd Jan 2013, incl. re-cap period (time spent outside US). Employer filed PERM on 12th Jan'2013, This is 10 days short to 'PERM filing prior to 365 days' rule, to get 7th year H1 extension incase of pending PERM. I am thinking there will be two options in the case of pending PERM. Pls suggest if any other option available in case of pending PERM. Option 1. Going out of US (between PERM filing date and end of 6 yrs) and can coming back after 1-2 weeks, so that I can get 7th year while i am in US...I prefer this, if this is correct / possible option. Option 2. Going out of US at end of 6th year and spending lag time (1-2 weeks) and applying H1 extn while I am out side of US based on pending PERM?