We are trying to hire an engineer as soon as possible. Many of our candidates require us to sponsor their H1B visas. When in the year can we apply for an H1B Visa, how much time will it take to get, and when is the earliest start date? Does the candidate being on an F1 visa impact this timeline. We heard anecdotally that H1B visas can be applied for after April 1 and are granted on October 1, so these candidates wouldn't be able to start working for us until October 1. Is that true?
Timeline for sponsoring an H1B visa, and getting application approved
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