Getting Ready For Your E3 Visa Interview

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As you prepare to attend your E3 visa interview, it is wise to educate yourself on what lies in store for you. Aussie Recruit has provided everything necessary in our previous blog.

An effective interview involves demonstrating your strong ties to your home country through family, property and friendships.


E3 visas are open to Australian nationals who wish to work in specialty occupations in the US. To qualify for one, you must first secure employment from an US employer, meet certain employment criteria and file a Labor Condition Application (LCA). An LCA verifies that your U.S. employer will pay fair prevailing wages and will not have a negative effect on US workers.

At your interview, the examiner will ask questions regarding your education and work experience in order to assess whether or not you qualify for the visa. They may ask where and what courses were taken; in addition to any relevant projects or work experiences that you have completed. Furthermore, they may inquire as to your plans for returning back home after your visa has expired.

Your salary proposal in the US must also be discussed openly, taking into account that the Department of Labor requires payment according to a prevailing wage for your work in America. Therefore, it would be beneficial if you included a copy of your current employment contract as part of your submission.

Work Experience

The E-3 visa is a work permit available to Australian citizens living and working in the US. It requires individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and an offer in an occupation with specialization as its criteria; spouse and children of applicants can also be included as recipients; its renewal should occur every two years.

Finding an E-3 sponsor company is the first step in applying for an E-3 visa, followed by gathering documents to support your case before starting to prepare the necessary applications and documents for submission to the Department of Labor for certification by that department. These may include a Labor Condition Application (LCA). An LCA helps establish that no suitable United States worker exists who could fill your position.

Your job should offer you a salary at or above the local prevailing wage in order to be considered acceptable, and documentation proving you possess all necessary skills and qualifications required of this position, such as training courses or certificates that demonstrate this.

Once you meet all of the requirements for an E-3 visa, the next step is submitting your application at an US consulate. Interview processes typically last around 2 months depending on how busy the embassy is at that particular time.

Company Background

The E-3 visa is an innovative work program that gives Australian citizens an alternative to H-1B. Unfortunately, few companies know about its existence; even those that do may find itself overwhelmed with its requirements.

To acquire an E-3 visa, companies must submit an LCA for the applicant and receive approval from USCIS labor certificate. After this has occurred, applicants should complete a DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application online and pay any applicable fee (usually US$325); then schedule an interview at an US Embassy or Consulate overseas.

Once the USCIS issues an E-3 visa label to an employee, they can travel to the US and begin working. Furthermore, E-3 holders can reenter while their visa remains valid so long as their status has not changed significantly since first entering.

As Sydney is home to the longest wait times for interviews at US Consulate offices, many applicants opt to travel instead to Melbourne in order to save both on travel costs and waiting times.


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