A close relative to the H-1B visa type is the E-3 non-immigrant visa classification, which has two threshold requirements: Australian nationality; and an offer of specialty occupation employment from a US employer. The E-3 visa petitioning employer must show that:
Consular Processing Option for E-3 Visas
An important benefit in the E-3 visa process is that an E-3 visa applicant who is outside the United States may process his or her visa application at an overseas U.S. consular post. Unlike H-1B visas, an I-129 petition approval is not a prerequisite for an E-3 visa.
As a result, E-3 visa applications processed abroad through US Embassies or Consulates offer U.S. employers the opportunity to bring their E-3 visa workers on-board relatively quickly. However, if the Australian national is already in the United States, the employer may choose to file an E-3 visa petition with USCIS.
Granted in two year increments, the petitioning process requires the following:
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The Firm regularly assists employers and US businesses with E-3 visas and helps them strategize and decide whether or not consular processing is a good option for obtaining an E-3 visa quickly. It also assists his or her E-3 spouse with obtaining USCIS work authorization. Children are eligible for E-3 visas as well, but not work authorization.