Do you have an approved H-1B Petition with a start date of October 1, 2014?

If you have an approved H-1B petition with a start date of 10/1/2014, and you need to apply for an H-1B visa at a US consulate, you may now contact a US consulate for an appointment to apply for your H-1B visa.  Dept of State rules allow those with approved H petitions to apply for a visa up to 90 days before the start date on the approval notice. Although applicants may apply for a visa up to 90 days before the start date, the H visa is only valid for entry to the US 1o days before the beginning of authorized work .