E-3 Australian Professional
- • Only for Australian citizens
- • Job is a professional position
- • Employer sponsored
- • Prevailing wage must be paid
- • Employee must be a professional
- • No petition filing in U.S. is required for the consul to issue the visa
- • Valid for two years
The E-3 visa combines some aspects of an H-1B and the procedure of an E-2 visa.
Note: There is no premium processing (expedite) procedure for change of status permitted by the USCIS. Thus, it is usually faster to apply at a consul for an E-3 visa.
Steps for Obtaining an E-3 Visa
Lawler & Lawler will send the company and visa applicant a questionnaire. We will analyze the job and foreign national’s credentials to determine eligibility.
We obtain prevailing wage verification.
We obtain the Labor Condition Application from the Department of Labor.
Working with the employer and foreign national we assist the employer with a supporting letter and prepare, assemble and file the application with consul or USCIS office in the U.S. to change status.
Applicant is admitted to the U.S. with an I-94 issued by the immigration inspector, or is granted change of status.