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E-3 Visa

The E-3 visa is a unique visa category available exclusively to Australian citizens who wish to work temporarily in the United States in a specialty occupation. It was created as a result of the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement. The E-3 visa offers several benefits, making it an attractive option for Australian professionals seeking employment opportunities in the United States. If you are a citizen of Australia (Australian Passport), and qualified in any specialty occupation, you will be eligible for an E-3 Visa. 

Available to Australian citizens

The E-3 visa is available to Australian citizens who possess a valid offer of employment in the United States in a specialty occupation. A specialty occupation generally requires a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a specific field.The job offered must meet the criteria of a specialty occupation, meaning it requires theoretical and practical application of specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field.

Offers Australian professionals a pathway

The E-3 visa offers Australian professionals a pathway to work legally in the United States with relative ease compared to other work visa categories. It presents an excellent opportunity for Australian citizens to pursue their careers and contribute their expertise in specialty occupations in the United States. It’s important to consult with a visa consultant to ensure that you meet the specific requirements and properly navigate the application process for the E-3 visa.

Expert Connect

Are you an Australian professional seeking employment opportunities in the United States? Look no further! We specializes in providing comprehensive E-3 visa processing services to help you navigate the application process with ease and efficiency.


At we are dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of the E-3 visa process. Our personalized approach, attention to detail, and expertise in immigration law ensure that your application stands the best chance of success.

Our dedicated team understands the unique requirements of the E-3 visa and is committed to guiding you every step of the way. We offer services to ensure a smooth and successful E-3 visa application including eligibility assessment, employer Engagement and Support collaborating with U.S. employers who are interested in hiring Australian professionals and are willing to sponsor E-3 visas, Document Preparation and Review etc.

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Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us guide you on your journey to secure an E-3 visa and pursue exciting professional opportunities in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions?

You can find the most commonly asked questions and their answers right on this page. For any further doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you.

The E-3 Visa is a nonimmigrant visa category that allows Australian citizens to work in the United States in a specialty occupation. It is similar to the H-1B visa, but exclusively available to Australians.

To be eligible for an E-3 Visa, you must be an Australian citizen with a legitimate offer of employment in the United States. The job you are offered must qualify as a specialty occupation, requiring a specialized knowledge and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Yes, E-3 Visa holders can bring their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 with them to the United States. Spouses of E-3 visa holders are eligible for work authorization, while children can attend school in the U.S.

E-3 Visa holders can initially stay in the U.S. for up to two years. However, this visa can be renewed indefinitely in two-year increments as long as the individual continues to meet the requirements.

Yes, you can change employers while on an E-3 Visa. However, the new job must still meet the criteria of a specialty occupation, and you must file a new Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the Department of Labor and obtain a new E-3 visa stamp, if necessary.

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