Vale the E3 Visa?

Vale the E3 Visa?

For two consecutive Congresses, Legislation has unaminously passed the House of Representatives to change the E3 Visa to include Irish nationals. However, Australians are not powerless in preventing the E3 visa’s demise.

HR 2877 made it to the floor of the Senate, however, a lone Senator held out. In doing so, he dashed the hopes of millions of Irish nationals hoping to get access to thousands of E3 visas that go unused each year. 

It is apparent that COVID-19 has delayed any further lobbying of Congress to include Irish nationals on the E3 Visa. However, changes to the E3 will inevitably pass the Senate in 2024. No party will risk a political backlash from Irish voters in an election year.

At first glance, the proposed changes seem fair. The new Legislation still allows for 10,500 visas to be allocated to Australian nationals each year. Only the number of unused visas would be available to Irish nationals the following year. However, only when you analyze the data do you begin to fathom the negative impact on Australians and Australia as a nation.

HR 2877 made it to the floor of the Senate, however, a lone Senator held out. In doing so, he dashed the hopes of millions of Irish nationals hoping to get access to thousands of E3 visas that go unused each year. 

It is apparent that COVID-19 has delayed any further lobbying of Congress to include Irish nationals on the E3 Visa. However, changes to the E3 will inevitably pass the Senate in 2024. No party will risk a political backlash from Irish voters in an election year.

At first glance, the proposed changes seem fair. The new Legislation still allows for 10,500 visas to be allocated to Australian nationals each year. Only the number of unused visas would be available to Irish nationals the following year. However, only when you analyze the data do you begin to fathom the negative impact on Australians and Australia as a nation.

Repatriating to Australia: The Survey

Many are wondering “Who, and How Many” Australians in New York are repatriating to Australia due to COVID-19.

So are we, which is why we have conducted the largest survey of Global Australians who are repatriating to Australia from New York. All surveys are completely private, and none of the data reveals the personal information of any individual member.

This is a follow-up to a smaller survey we completed in 2018, and part of a larger survey we completed over August and September 2020 to understand the needs of our members, peri and post COVID-19.

In total, 392 Australians were surveyed, and the data is below.

Apply for an E-3 Visa in Mexico.

If you are about to apply for an E-3 visa in Mexico, David Ford shares his experience and offers some advice to other Australians during COVID-19.

David Ford has renewed his E-3 visa three times in Sydney. However, with COVID-19 quarantine and travel restrictions, David chose to apply for an E-3 visa in Mexico.

In the video interview, David speaks to his personal experience in preparing his paperwork, securing an Expedited Appointment, his travel to and from Mexico, concerns over COVID-19 and personal safety, plus taking time to travel outside of Mexico City.

I successfully renewed my E3 visa in Mexico City in October 2020. It took 4 months of document preparation, but the actual travel and interview process was a very smooth 4+ days!

Kitty Flanagan has a new book.

Despite what Jordan Peterson says, there are more than 12 rules for life . . . a lot more. Thankfully, you now have this witty guide to remedy every annoying little thing society throws at you.

Kitty Flanagan has a new book.

Despite what Jordan Peterson says, there are more than 12 rules for life . . . a lot more. Thankfully, you now have this witty guide to remedy every annoying little thing society throws at you.

Kitty Flanagan has a new book.

Despite what Jordan Peterson says, there are more than 12 rules for life . . . a lot more. Thankfully, you now have this witty guide to remedy every annoying little thing society throws at you.

Our first networking event of 2017 included a private shopping experience on Fifth Avenue, NYC!

It was a packed house with members attending an exclusive networking event and private shopping experience at Microsoft’s Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue.

In January 2016, The Australian Community officially launched its Private Enterprise Social Network powered by Yammer at the Microsoft Store.  Since then, our Yammer Network has grown to the largest Australian private network in North America and contains a searchable knowledgebase built on the experiences of over 5,000 members who have connected with our organization since 2011.