What is the Vetting Process of the Employer for the E-3 Visa?

The E-3 visa is a work visa reserved exclusively for Australian citizens with a bachelor’s degree in specialized occupations and an approved job offer in the United States. It offers numerous advantages to U.S. companies and their international employees alike, such as minimal application fees, quick processing times, and an expedited interview process.

E-3 visas make the process of recruiting top talent to the United States easier for companies, while helping employees quickly relocate and avoid timewasting opportunities when new projects or business opportunities present themselves. Furthermore, an E-3 visa enables spouses and children to accompany employers without restrictions when working unrestricted – making this visa unique in comparison with H-1B work visas that restrict spouse and child employment opportunities.

To obtain an E-3 visa, an employer must first file Form ETA 9035 with the Department of Labor to gain Labor Condition Approval (LCA). Once this approval has been secured, they can submit proof that an Australian citizen was hired for a specialty occupation by sending it with their petition for USCIS consideration. In addition to LCA approval documents and proof of hiring requirements for specialty occupation positions submitted with visa petitions by USCIS; applicant also submit proof they qualify such as their Bachelor’s degree or documentation showing equivalent experience as evidence that they qualify.

Once their documents have been submitted, employers must schedule an interview at an Embassy or Consulate located within their employee’s country of residence for adjudicators review to assess qualifications, work experience and nonimmigrant intent to determine eligibility for an E-3 visa.

As the flu pandemic impacts consular services, delays in obtaining interviews may arise. Candidates should prepare a comprehensive application and ensure all relevant documentation is included prior to filing in order to avoid lengthy delays when seeking an interview.

Assuming an interview is available, visas are usually issued within two weeks after completion. They are valid for two years with unlimited renewal options, but do not automatically lead to green card status; rather they can only be extended in 2-year increments; making long-term career prospects in America harder than expected. As a result, many international employees opt for permanent status once established within the U.S.