Is it possible to transfer H1B visa before october 1st? On a COS from L1B to H1B case


I have been with my company for over 10 years and moved to US on a L1B visa in 2010.

My company filed a H1B for FY 2016, which got selected in the lottery and was approved sometime during first week of may. I also got notified by my company’s legal team that the H1B will be effective and transferable from October 1st and is valid till Jan 2017.

However when i spoke to a recruite in NYC. He mentioned that there was a announcement/update where i could transfer the visa even before october. (as in my case)

Can someone help with some clarity on this please. I have very limited time as my current role is made redundant so have to move out quick. Appreciate your help in this matter.

Is it possible to get H1B activated for transfer before October?