Depends upon the employer - whether they are willing to wait for six months to hire you. You would need a job offer from a prospective employer who may be willing to file an H-1B petition on your behalf on/after April 1st. As long as you maintain your current L-1 status, you can continue to work for your current employer.
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Visas in the US always begin with a letter, and never with a number. If you are referring to H-1Bs, the earliest that they can be filed is April 1. All visas will be used up long before October.
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One of the reasons employers file in April for start date of Oct 1 is because there are limited number of H-1B visas for each fiscal year and so if they don't line up early, the numbers get exhausted. If you rather work in H-1B status, you will look for a sponsoring company and employment accordingly.
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