H-1B visas may be renewed as early as 6 months before the expiration date. The employee’s department should contact our team in order to initiate an H-1B renewal and/or extension. It generally takes our team 4 to 6 weeks to process an application. Paperwork for a renewal should be received by our team at least three months before the expiration date. As long as the application is submitted before the expiration date, the visa holder will remain in status for 240 days or until the application is decided, whichever comes first.