Hi , I'm currently on 1 visa and wish to convert it to 1 for better opportunities . I've seen the existing questionnaire on this conversion , but still have few questions left . I'd appreciate any guidance I can get . Following are my doubts : - What is the best time to approach an employer who can sponsor 1 ? 1 petitions start from 1st April every year . Should employer be approached prior to that ? - I heard that the 1 job can start only after October . So , are companies really willing to wait for 6 months to get candidate ? - When do you inform about your current 1 company ? Thanks .