Go for the old H1b, available starting April 1, 2014, for a start date of October 1, 2014.
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The company/you can consider the H-1B, but it wouldn't be filed until April 1st of next year.
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While I agree with my colleagues that the H-1B is likely the most viable route, you should discuss this with an attorney to review all the facts in case there is some other visa option that may be available.
While you are considering your legal opinions make sure you do not lapse out of the legal status at ant time while present in the U.S. for such future COS.
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