Important Travel Document Information – Please Read
Only Australian citizens, their spouses, and children under the age of 21 are eligible for an E-3 visa. E-3 primary candidates must be coming to the United States only to work in a specialised field. It is not necessary for the husband and children to be Australian citizens. If you want to bring your spouse, partner, or children under the age of 21 with you for the length of your stay, they may be eligible for derivative visas.
To qualify for an E-3 visa, you must show that you:
- Are an Australian citizen
- Have a valid job offer in the US
- Have the required academic or other qualifications
- Will fill a specialist employment job
A nonimmigrant workers spouse and unmarried children under 21 are eligible to E-3 dependant status. Children of E-3 employees may not work in the US. Your spouse is deemed employed incidentally.
The procedure to get an E-3 visa normally takes between 4 and 6 weeks to complete. There are a lot of factors that might affect how long it takes, such as the availability of appointments at the embassy and how long it takes you to gather the necessary paperwork. If you are renewing your E-3 visa or changing companies internally, you have the option of paying an extra Premium Processing cost. Doing so will guarantee that you obtain a response to your application within 15 business days.
Your application for an E3 visa requires you to, as is to be expected, provide a variety of supporting papers. The following is a list of things you will need:
- Your current valid passport.
- The official employment offer from your employer, which must be addressed to you, signed on the letterhead of the firm, and contain a job description that is unique to the function that you will be filling in the company.
- A copy of the LCA that was submitted by your employer on your behalf.
- A hard copy of the confirmation from VisaPoint.
- A printed confirmation of your DS-160 submission, which must include both your picture and barcode.
- An envelope with your address is included.
- A copy of all of the papers that pertain to your degree and credentials.
- Documentation to substantiate your claim that you maintain links to your home country and do not plan to make the United States of America your permanent residence. This might refer to anything, such as having property that is solely in your name.
If you were told at the interview that a waiver of ineligibility is required before the visa may be given, your application could take up to 8 months to process from the interview date. Applications that are incomplete will take longer to process.
Visa issuance and processing times cannot be guaranteed in advance. All processing times mentioned are simply approximations. If you need a visa, we recommend applying well ahead of time for your anticipated travel date and not making non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received your visa and passport.
A Visa is required for any foreign national wishing to enter the United States. It could be a non-immigrant visa for a short period of time or an immigrant visa for a long period of time. To enter the United States, Indians must get a non-immigrant visa.
If your application for administrative processing has been denied under Department 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the consular section will tell you when it is complete or if additional information is required. Please be aware that the length of time it will take for administrative processing is unknown. It could take months or even years in some circumstances.