H1B transfer after lottery and before Oct 1st in H1B : H-4 Issues Posted June 27, 2018 · Report reply I currently work for company A on H4 EAD. Company A has sponsored my H1B this year and it got picked in the lottery but I haven't received my H1B approval yet. I have got a new offer from Company B. They are willing to apply for a H1B transfer, but since my H1 is not yet active can they even port my H1B to the new company? Do I have to wait till October 1st? Or do I need to wait till I get my H1B approval notice? Or can company B file for I-129 right now and then I switch jobs on my EAD so that starting from Oct 1st, will have my H1B with company B?