An E-3 Visa Lawyer Can Help Australian Citizens Work in the US in a Specialty Occupation

The E-3 visa is a nonimmigrant category designed for Australian citizens looking to work in specialty occupations in the US. They may bring their spouse and children with them; furthermore, it provides multiple-entry privileges so they may travel back and forth as needed.

What is an E-3 Visa?

The E-3 visa is a nonimmigrant nonimmigrant visa designed to enable Australian citizens to work in specialty occupations in the U.S. It was established through an act of Congress and reflects its close linkage with the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement as it pertains to visa categories established under it. Similar to H-1B visa, but with some notable distinctions: spouses and children eligible for work authorization as well, no annual quota being set aside and so forth.

An applicant must satisfy both the qualifications for his/her occupation and submit a labor condition application (LCA) from their sponsoring employer. This form includes information about the position being offered that proves it meets specialty occupation criteria as well as that it requires at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent for entry.

Once USCIS approves an LCA application, an applicant may file for an E-3 visa either directly at an American Consulate abroad or through changing status in the US – usually easier if already present on another type of temporary nonimmigrant status visa that allows a change than starting all over again!

As part of the application process, an interview will be scheduled with a consular officer to review all supporting documents and determine whether you qualify for this visa. For optimal results it is advised that an experienced lawyer prepare you for this interview.

What Are the Requirements for an E-3 Visa?

An E3 Visa is intended for Australian citizens looking to work in certain specialized occupations in the US. To secure one, a series of requirements must be fulfilled, including receiving an offer from an American company and having all supporting documents ready. Finally, attending a visa interview and being prepared by your lawyer for it.

To apply for an E3 visa, the first step must be completing Form DS-160 online nonimmigrant visa application form. After submitting this form, an interview with a consular officer (held either domestically or internationally) must then take place to assess if you meet eligibility for this type of visa.

Not only must you complete all the required documents, but you must also show that your job falls into a specialty occupation and that you meet its qualifications – which means obtaining at least a bachelor’s degree and enough experience in your field to perform your duties successfully; additionally, your salary must meet minimum prevailing wages; finally, when your assignment concludes you must show that you will return home when its end.

How Can an E-3 Visa Lawyer Help Me?

The E-3 visa provides Australians looking for specialty occupation work in the US an ideal opportunity. It grants a flexible work permit with no maximum limit, though its application process can be complex. At Galstyan Law we are experienced immigration lawyers that can guide you through the E-3 application process to make sure all of your paperwork is filled out accurately.

Before being granted an E-3 visa, an applicant must first submit a labor condition application (LCA) to the U.S. Department of Labor that must be certified by their employer before being considered for approval by E-3 Visa program. LCA should meet all the requirements set out under its requirements including that offered position pays at least the prevailing wage in geographic location where job is located.

Galstyan Law attorneys offer more than just E-3 visa assistance. In fact, their expertise covers other areas of American citizenship and green card law as well. Their lawyers can assist green card holders petitioning to remove conditions on their residency status or petition their family members for lawful permanent resident status. Furthermore, Galstyan Law provides deportation defense services; particularly important if either spouse has committed crimes of moral turpitude which could lead to deportation proceedings.

Why Should I Hire an E-3 Visa Lawyer?

An E-3 Visa Lawyer can guide you through the complex immigration process to secure a specialty occupation visa for Australian citizens. This visa permits people to work in the US for up to 2 years at once; extensions of 2-years increments are possible without limit. Spouses and minor children can accompany principal applicants. If you think that an E-3 Visa might be appropriate for you, contact an experienced attorney immediately for a complimentary assessment of your case; their legal advice could assist in gathering documentation, filing Form I-129 and other essential forms.