Hiring an Aussie is easy!

All Jess will need is an E3 Visa

The E-3 Visa is for Australians only, to work in the United States. It’s a simple, inexpensive process that is unlike any other visa!

E-3 Visa Eligibility

You’re eligible for the E-3 Visa if you meet the below general requirements:

  • Must be an Australian Citizen
  • Must have a degree*
  • Must have a job offer in the United States that requires a degree

*Australians may earn the equivalent of a 4 year U.S. Bachelor’s Degree by virtue of formal education and/or progressive professional experience.

The Basics

  • Visa fee is $205 USD
  • Processing time is about 4-6 weeks
  • Available in 2 year increments
  • Theoretically renewable indefinitely
  • Spouse and Children can apply (E3-D)
  • Spouse can apply for Employment Authorization (EAD) to work in the US
  • Employee must earn the greater of the actual or prevailing wage
  • Position must require a U.S. bachelor's degree or equivalent

The E-3 Visa Process

  1. Employer files Labor Condition Application with U.S. Department of Labor
  2. Candidate submits DS-160, pays $205, and attends appointment at a U.S. Consulate outside of the US
  3. Candidate receives E3 visa and starts new job

Aussie Recruit. “E3 Visa Overview.” Aussie Recruit SF, www.aussierecruitsf.com/e3visaoverview. Accessed January 23rd 2023.