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E-3 Australian Visa

A BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE VISA IS PROVIDED HERE. IF YOU HAVE FURTHER INQUIRIES AS TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS OR WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS THE CORRECT ROUTE FOR YOUR NEEDS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US.

General

The E-3 is a new visa category available only to Australians for travel to the United States to work temporarily in a specialty occupation.

Requirements

The position must be established as qualifying under a specialty occupation, including, but not limited to the following as has generally been demonstrated by United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS):

  • Accountants, acupuncturists, chiropractors, computer programmers (recently rescinded by memo), dietitians, electronics specialists, fashion designers, general managers (where business is complex), graphic designers, hotel management, industrial designers (with a B.A.), interior designers (commercial), journalists, librarians, medical records librarians, medical technologists, ministers, orthopedists, pharmacists, social workers, technical publication writers and vocational counselors.

If your position is not listed above, please contact us to see if your occupation may still qualify to USCIS as a specialty position, this list being by no means exhaustive.

Additionally, the following requirement must also be met in order to qualify an individual for the E-3 Australian visa:

  • The applicant is a citizen of Australia.
  • The applicant has a legitimate offer of employment in the U.S.
  • The applicant has the necessary academic requirements or other qualifying credentials necessary for the specialty occupation.
  • The stay will be temporary.
  • The applicant must have the necessary license or other official means of permission if such requirements are necessary before the commencement of employment may be allowed.
  • The Australian citizen possesses an approved Labor Condition Application (LCA). 

Note: A maximum of 10,500 E-3 visas are issued per year. 


 

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