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E-3 Work Visa for Australians


E-3 Visa General Information: E-3 Visa is a category of new Work Visa that is only available to Australian citizens. The E-3 Treaty Professional Visa, a temporary work visa is typically issued for two years. The E-3 Visa is only available to Australian citizens by law. The E-3 Work Visa applicant must travel to the United States in order to work in a specialty occupation. Australian citizens are not required to have a spouse or children as E-3 Visa applicants. E-3D (dependent visa) is available to spouses of E-3 Visa applicants. Work authorization is also available.

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  • Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Apply Online or by Mail
  • Pricing and Fee Information Included
  • Checklist of Required Documents
  • Unlimited Online Support

What's included

What's included

  • E-3 Work Visa Available for Australian Citizens
  • E-3 Work Visa Requirements for Australian Citizens
  • E-3 Treaty Professional Work Visa Benefits
  • E-3 Treaty Professional Work Visa Drawbacks
  • E-3 Work Visa Eligibility Information
  • How to apply for an E-3 Work Visa for Australians
  • E-3 Work Visa Interview Information
  • E-3 Treaty Professional Visa Extension information

Additional Information

  • Visa Eligibility Information
  • List of Documents Required
  • Information about Filing Fees
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • List of all USCIS Offices in the Nation
  • Directory of U.S. Consulates and Embassies
  • How to get the most recent United States immigration forms

E-3 Visa Eligibility Conditions:

A “Specialty Occupation”, or the equivalent, is an occupation that requires highly specialized knowledge and theoretical and practical application. These are the minimum requirements to be eligible for an E-3 visa. This definition is identical to the Immigration and Nationality Act definition for a H-1B specialty occupation.

Additional information about the E-3 Visa

E-3 Visas have a quota of 10,500 annually. This is a high number considering that only 900 Australians were able to obtain H-1B Work Visas. Annual caps of 65,000 are set for the H-1B Work Visa. The quota is applicable to all citizens worldwide, while the E-3 Visa can only be obtained by Australians. The E-3 Visa is easier to get if you are an Australian citizen than the H-1B Work Visa. E-3 Work Visas can be temporary visas. This means that the visa expires and the person must leave the United States. E-3 Work Visas are typically issued for two years. E-3 Visas can be extended for up to two years.