My wife has been on H1B for 1 years from 22-Nov-2013 to 31-Dec-2014 and may have to go on H4 (on my H1B) for some time since we changed location and she does get a job which confirms to her existing workpermit type (Software enginear) does she have to apply for a new H1B in 1st April 2014 and wait for OCT2014 for it to happen or can she get one any time.
It appears your wife is cap exempt so a new H-1B petition can be filed right away.
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Your wife is not subject to the visa cap, assuming that her first employer was not exempt from the visa cap.
Her employer can file an H1B petition for her requesting change of status from H4 to H1B and request immediate start date if desired.
She is CAP exempt.
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