What is E-3 Visa Category?

The E-3 visa category was created under the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement and allows eligible Australian citizens to work temporarily in the United States for two years at a time in an occupation requiring theoretical and practical application of highly specialized knowledge, for up to a maximum of two years at any one time. Although an annual limit of 10,500 E-3 visas has been set aside for Australians each year, this has never been met in recent years; renewable indefinitely provided all requirements are fulfilled – dependent spouses or children of E-3 holders may also work within United States borders!

Achieve an E-3 visa follows a similar process to H-1B applications: first, any prospective US employers must file a Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the Department of Labor that includes an announcement that they plan on employing Australian citizens in “specialty occupations.” Once their LCA has been approved, employees can submit applications at US consulates abroad either by filing either a change of status petition or new visa application depending on individual circumstances; since E-3 visa applications do not qualify for premium processing services.

An E-3 visa applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in an occupation classified as specialty occupation and be sponsored by a company willing to sponsor them, along with sufficient financial resources to support themselves and their family while in the United States. They also must show they maintain strong ties back home – meaning they will return there once their employment in America has ended.

Aussies trying to secure an E-3 visa often struggle with finding an employer willing to sponsor them; many do not understand this type of visa category and assume applicants require something more complex such as H-1B status. Aussie Recruit is committed to solving this challenge by connecting talented Australians with job opportunities at employers that support E-3 visa applications.

While E-3 visas can be an excellent way for skilled workers to live and work in the US, it’s crucial that they fully comprehend all requirements related to them. Furthermore, once employment is over they should make plans to exit on time and are prepared to pay any associated fees promptly. By planning carefully with knowledgeable legal assistance this process can be made more straightforward and successful; so contact us now and arrange your initial strategy session!