The E-3 visa classification applies only to nationals of Australia. An Australian national must be 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 bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, as a minimum for entry into the occupation in the United States.
Initial period of stay is 2 years, and up to 2 years per extension are generally granted.
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.
The Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker is used to apply for a change of status to obtain E-3 nonimmigrant temporary worker classification.
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
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