E-3 Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia
The E-3 nonimmigrant classification is available to nationals of Australia who are coming to the United States solely to perform services in a specialty occupation. Accompanying or following dependents are required to apply for an E-3 dependent visa. E-3 spouses (not children) may also apply for work authorization.
- Be a national of Australia
- Have a legitimate offer of employment in the United States
- Possess requisite academic or work experience credentials
- Will fill a specialty occupation position:
- A specialty occupation requires theoretical or practical application of a body of knowledge in a professional field and at least a bachelor’s degree and its equivalent to enter the occupation in the U.S.
Length of Stay
The initial stay on an E-3 visa is two years. Extensions may be requested in increments of two years for an unlimited period of time, with some exceptions.
Family of E-3 Visa Holders
Your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age 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, Application for Employment Authorization. For more information on the application procedures, see the “Work Authorization” page.
What We Do
- Provide assistance in the E-3 application and evidence required
- Review applications to identify potential concerns that may affect the outcome of the application
- Provide guidance in maintaining the E-3 status
- Provide assistance to E-3 holders within the United States that wish to extend their visa, apply for a Change of Status, or Adjustment of Status