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!

Moving to the US for Aussies: Chapter 18

The E-3Dad

More and more we are seeing Australians relocating their families to New York and other major U.S. cities, where the wife is the E-3 visa holder. As a result, The Australian Community has observed a growing demographic:The E-3Dad.

Many E-3D visa holders are Dads who suddenly find themselves as the primary caregiver to young children and infants. Whether it is a temporary, part-time or more permanent arrangement, the E-3Dad faces a unique set of challenges.

The challenges for the E-3Dad such as finding time for the job hunt are less if the children are in school. However, for those with children under four years of age, there are some short to medium term challenges that need to be understood.

Is the “E-3 Hopeful” Australian Job Seeker an Endangered Species?

In 2018, Legislation that would allow citizens of Ireland to take up any unused E-3 visas was unanimously passed by the United States House of Representatives. However, it failed by only one vote in the Senate.  In 2019 the Legislation was reintroduced as H.R. 2877

When this Legislation becomes law, it will be a major blow to any E-3 Hopeful Australian considering a career move to the United States.

Pundits argue that the legislation preserves the annual 10,500 E-3 visas for Australians, therefore there is no downside to Aussies.  However, a deeper analysis of Immigration data reveals that like Neanderthal, the Australian E-3 Hopeful may be facing extinction, displaced by a more sophisticated species who is better adapted to finding work.