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E-3 Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia:

The E-3 classification applies only to nationals of Australia. It for persons coming to the United States solely to perform services in a specialty occupation. The specialty occupation requires theoretical and practical application of a body of knowledge in professional fields and at least the attainment of a bachelors degree, or its equivalent, as a minimum for entry into the occupation in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for an E-3 visa, you must demonstrate that you:

• Are a national of Australia
• Have a legitimate offer of employment in the United States
• Possess the necessary academic or other qualifying credentials
• Will fill a position that qualifies as a specialty occupation

Applying for an E-3 Visa from Within the United State

The Employer has to file the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker to apply for for an E-3 visa for a nonimmigrant temporary worker.

Please contact the Hassonjee Law Firm for assistance in filing for an E3 visa.

Applying for an E-3 Visa at a United States Consulate abroad

Once the E3 petition is approved by the USCIS, the employee is then required to apply for an E3 visa at a US Consulate abroad, generally in the country of residence abroad.

Please contact the Hassonjee Law Firm for assistance in filing for an E3 visa.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Initial Period of StayExtension of Stay
2 yearsUp to 2 years per extension; no maximum number of extensions, with some exceptions.

Change of Employment

The employee may change jobs. However, the new employer must file a new Labor Condition Application and a new E-3 visa application (Form I-129). The gap between the jobs must be 10 days or less.

Family of E-3 Visa Holders

The spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age of the E3 visa holder are entitled to the same E-3 classification. Your spouse is entitled to work authorization, but not your children. To apply for work authorization as a spouse of an E-3 nonimmigrant, your spouse would file a Form I-765,

Please contact the Hassonjee Law Firm for assistance in filing for an E3 visa for your spouse or unmarried children under 21 years.

The Hassonjee Law Firm is dedicated to helping companies and individuals successfully navigate the complex maze of US immigration laws. The Hassonjee Law Firm has numerous domestic and foreign clients including domestic as well as international companies. We also represent non-profit organizations and assist them in corporate formation and getting the requisite tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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