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E-3 Work Visa for Australians

If you are from the land down under, then we need you over here. If you work in the STEM fields or any area of employment demand that requires a good education then come on down. We need you.

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In 2005, Congress established a special work visa for professional Australians looking to relocate to the U.S. Indeed, under INA 101(a)(15)(E), the regulations provide the following benefits to Australian Citizens.

1: You must be an Australian Citizen

2: You must have a U.S Employer Professional Level Job Offer

3: You must have the professional qualifications for that position.


Professional Level Position or “Specialty Occupation”.

U.S.C.I.S has described a professional level job or specialty occupation as meaning: –

“The attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the occupation in the United States.”

So, in a nutshell, if the job you are coming to do requires a BA or higher at the entry-level, (and we would include any professional licensure requirements to practice in that particular field), then this should be regarded as meeting the standard.

So, with every E-3 application, we would have to make a full assessment as to whether you have the requisite job offer and matching qualifications in the evaluation of your case.


Annual Quotas

There is a yearly quota of 10,500 E-3 visas. However, only half of the available E-3 visas are every taken up. Repeat applicants and their families are excluded from the quota, which is awesome.


E-3 Benefits

The E-3 lasts for two years and can be renewed indefinitely

The position can be full-time or part-time.

The spouse can also work, not children.


Application Process

We’ve got you covered.

The application process is quite involved but manageable over a few weeks. One of the issues we have to establish through the Department of Labor will be to confirm that the wage offered by the employer is equal to or higher than the prevailing wage for that job in that location. In this way, U.S. Employers are preventing from using the E-3 to secure “cheap labor.” We’ll also need to review the job offer, the company making the offer, your transcripts and C.V./Resume to make sure everything meets the requirements.


An E-3 Stepping Stone to Green Card Status

It’s all about family.

If you are looking to make a life in the U.S., then the E-3 should be seen as a stepping stone visa, not a permanent solution. For example, what if you lose your job at short notice? So, it’s essential that you work on securing your green card as soon as possible. You need to have control over you and your family’s ability to settle and call America your home. We’ll certainly be helping you do that. Often, it’s the employer who hires you can also sponsor you for your green card.


We look forward to hearing from you asap so we can evaluate your case. Remember, employers will want assurance that you can take up the position on offer in the shortest possible amount of time.  Call today!!!

Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
Admitted in New York.
Practice Specializing in US Immigration Law
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[Cross Streets 4th and Wilshire]
Santa Monica,
California 90401
Tel: 310 496 4292

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