How soon can I transfer my H1b?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Jose, CA

Hello

I have an approved H1b starting from oct1 this year.
Due to some reason as oct 1 is still 4 months away, I might want to change jobs.
How soon can a new employer file for a transfer petition? Can they file for it as soon as I come on H1b on oct 1,2013? or I have to wait for some time and work on this h1b for a period to get pay stubs? please note that I don't want to wait and want to transfer asap.
both the employers are cap subject ones. Currently on H4.

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . They can start.

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  2. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues.

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  3. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . You must commence your H1b in order to port to a new employer.

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