I am on H4 Visa and in US from past 8 months. I am planning to apply for H1b this April and started contacting few consultancies. Today I received a call from one consultancy to which I have applied and he said I have to wait till August since I am on H4 and Change of status (H4 to H1) will start only in August not April. Is it true? Should I wait till August. Please help me. Thank you Sowmya.