What is E3 Visa?

The E3 visa is a nonimmigrant work visa designed to enable Australian citizens living and working in America to reside and find work there, making it the ideal solution for US employers seeking highly-qualified professionals. This article gives a thorough overview of this visa – its eligibility criteria, application process and benefits; required documents list; step-by-step application guidance process and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).

E3 Visa Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an E3 visa in the US, one must be an Australian citizen and hold a job offer that requires theoretical and practical application of highly specialized knowledge – as defined by OMB – which must pay at or above the prevailing wage for that position. Once awarded an E3 visa it can be renewed indefinitely while spouses and dependent children under 21 can join on one as well.

The USCIS allows companies to apply for up to 10,500 E3 visas each year; however, this limit is rarely reached, making E3 visas an attractive choice for companies seeking highly qualified international workers. Furthermore, E3 visas don’t need to go through an annual lottery, making them more accessible than other types of work visas in America.

E3 Visa Benefits for US Businesses and Employees

An e3 visa has many advantages for both US businesses and employees. These include minimal application costs, fast processing times, unlimited renewals and smooth transitions between employers while in the US. In addition, E3 permits employees to bring their family with them unlike with other work visa types.

In order to maintain legal status in the US, it is vitally important that you carry your LCA with you at all times and update it when changing worksite or ending employment with one employer. Furthermore, filing a change of employer petition or new E3 visa application if working at a different company while keeping E3 status will require filing additional petitions and applications with USCIS.

Accessing an E3 visa may seem complicated, but our experienced team can make the process simpler and assist in compiling all the required documents, filing your petition with USCIS and attending your interview at an American Consulate abroad. Contact us now to arrange a visa strategy session with one of our attorneys and bring your talents to America! We proudly serve clients worldwide from our offices in San Francisco, California and Melbourne, Australia. We have an established track record of success for both individual and corporate clients alike. Our expertise extends across various immigration matters such as deportation defense, asylum applications, naturalization applications, family-based petitions, employment-based petitions and more – our focus being to deliver high quality yet cost effective services.