Explaining the E-3 Visa to an Employer.

In any given year there are more than 200,000 applications for 65,000 available H-1B visas. For many employers this lengthy and expensive process fails to produce a work visa. As most employers’ experience when hiring non U.S. citizens is the H-1B visa, explaining why the E-3 visa is vastly different is best explained by an Immigration professional.

Zjantelle Cammisa Markel is a Immigration attorney based in New York, and has processed thousands of immigrant and non-immigrant work visas for her clients; including H-1B and E-3 visas.

In this video, Zjantelle speaks directly to an employer who is considering hiring an Australian citizen on an E-3 visa, and explains how unlike the H-1B visa, an Australian can be working for your company on an E-3 visa in around three weeks after the job offer.

Some of the main differences between an E-3 and a H-1B:

  • The Government fee for an E-3 visa is only $205.
  • There are 10,500 new E-3 visas available to Australians annually. This quota has never been exceeded, so E-3 visas are available all year round.
  • It can take as little as two to three weeks for an Australian to apply for, and receive an E-3 visa.
  • The E-3 is valid for two years, and can be renewed indefinitely.
  • An employee can transition to a Green Card from an E-3 visa without first transitioning to a H-1B.

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