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An E3 visa is a temporary work visa specifically for citizens of Australia with a job offer in a specialty occupation in the US.

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E3 Visa Requirements

To qualify for an E3 visa to work in the US, the applicant must be a citizen of Australia and must have a temporary job offer of employment in a specialty occupation from a US employer.

specialty occupation is an occupation that requires theoretical and practical application of specialized knowledge that usually requires the equivalent of at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Typical specialty occupation fields include architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, medicine, health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology and the arts.

E3 visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.

E3 Visa Entitlements

An E3 visa entitles the holder to live and work in the US temporarily. An E3 visa is usually granted for an initial period of 2 years and extensions may be granted.

Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age may apply for the applicable derivative visa (E3 visa) to join their spouse or parent in the US. Accompanying spouses and children are entitled to study in the United States and accompanying spouses may undertake employment with an approved employment authorization.