E-3 visa is for the Australian nationals who are coming to the United States to work in a “specialty occupation”. The “specialty occupation” requires at least a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty and theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge.
The E-3 has characteristics similar to H-1B and H-1B1 visas, including the labor condition application that needs to be certified. E-3 status holders are admitted for 2 years. There is a 10,500 cap per fiscal year. Spouses are eligible for work authorization.
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