The E-3 Visa and the E-3 Visa Spouse

If you wish to switch jobs after entering the US on an E-3 visa, your employer will need to file a petition with USCIS in order for that change. Alternatively, if this takes too long for them, leaving can allow for you to apply for an H-1B work visa abroad.

Australian citizens looking for visa options that are both easier and cheaper than H1B are well advised to consider the E3 visa as it allows you to bring along dependent children.

E-3 spouses are allowed to work in the United States

The E-3 visa is a nonimmigrant nonimmigrant visa designed to allow Australian citizens temporary employment in the US for two years at a time, along with their spouse(s). It can be issued up to twice, with both working spouses eligible. Suitable occupations include specialty occupations that require theoretical and practical application of highly specialized knowledge as well as those requiring bachelor’s or higher degrees within their field of expertise. Applicants can request premium processing of E-3 petitions which increases chances of receiving their visa timely.

Spouses of E-3 visa holders can apply for employment authorization documents by filing Form I-134, Affidavit of Support. This form requires them to show that they possess sufficient funds and resources in order to support themselves and their children while living in the U.S. Additionally, E-3 holders’ spouses can file Form F-1 Student Status applications should they wish to pursue educational opportunities within the United States.

Are You an Australian Planning to Work in a Specialty Occupation in the United States? The E-3 visa, created under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement, may allow Australian citizens to temporarily work in specialty occupations for up to 2 years in a specialty occupation within the US. Galstyan Law’s immigration attorneys can assist in your pursuit of this visa by discussing your individual case and leading you through all necessary steps – get in touch today to schedule a Visa Strategy Session session.

E-3 spouses are allowed to travel to the United States

The E-3 visa is specifically tailored for Australian citizens seeking specialty occupation work in the US. Like its H-1B counterpart, this visa permits spouses of those with E-3 visas to accompany them; and renewal can continue indefinitely – making this an attractive option for people with advanced degrees looking for new careers abroad.

To apply for an E-3 visa, it’s necessary to submit Form DS-160 (online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) along with supporting documents and fees associated with your type of visa and country of origin – these fees include processing fee that varies based on visa type and origin country as well as interview fee which typically stands around $160. Furthermore, proof of financial resources (bank statements, employment contracts, copyright or patent agreements, other assets etc) is needed in order to establish that you can financially support yourself while in the US – such as bank statements from financial institution and contract agreements in addition to showing proof of financial resources that enable support during your stay (ie bank statements for example).

Process for an E3 visa may take six months or longer and it’s essential to consult an experienced attorney who can assist in gathering all required documents and guide through interviewing process with consular officer – which all E3 applicants are subject to. An immigration attorney can prepare you for this stage.

E-3 spouses are allowed to change jobs

E-3 visas are temporary nonimmigrant visas designed for Australian citizens employed in specialty occupations. Valid for two years and renewable indefinitely, E-3s provide Australians looking for short-term jobs in the US with an option that does not grant permanent residency status – though as this nonimmigrant visa requires proof that your intention is temporary work that ends when returning home to Australia.

If you decide to switch jobs, it is crucial that you understand its effects on your visa status. When filing with your new employer for E-3 petitioning purposes, this process could take anywhere between four to eight months depending on season, time spent compiling documents needed and embassy appointment availability; should you opt for Premium Processing this could happen even faster – up to 15 days total processing.

Additionally, you will require a Labor Condition Application form from your new employer and it must pass muster with immigration authorities for consideration. There are specific criteria that must be fulfilled on this form such as having been offered a position within a reputable organization with specialty-related occupation.

E-3 spouses are allowed to stay in the United States

The E-3 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows Australian citizens to temporarily work in specialty occupations for two years in the United States under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement. While not offering permanent residency status, renewal is possible. Individuals must first have an employer sponsor them before submitting a labor condition application (LCA) that must be certified by the Department of Labor before receiving an E-3 visa.

The LCA should include all pertinent data regarding wages, number and duration of full-time employees as well as whether the company meets all E-3 visa criteria such as being able to afford benefits offered as well as adhering to US immigration laws.

People looking for an E-3 visa should apply at a US consulate abroad if they live outside of the US, since this type of visa does not allow individuals to change status while working under visa waiver programs.

Anyone seeking an E-3 visa should bring both their valid passport and an approved LCA to apply. They also need to demonstrate that their job in the U.S. is legitimate and that they intend to leave at the conclusion of their stay.