For a number of years we have been publishing data from the Department of Homeland Security on Australian visas approvals including the E-3 visa. This article answers a persistent questions on social media: “Has anyone recently applied for an E-3 at [INSERT CONSULTE NAME]?”.
Digging into the data we have found a report with the latest data (July 2018) showing the number and types of E-3 visas broken down by US Consulates from around the World.
Some surprising data is that three of the top four locations are in Australia. Sydney was the clear leader, with London splitting Melbourne and Perth. Bridgetown, Vancouver, Nassau, Ottawa, Hyderabad and Dublin rounded out the Top Ten.
Some of the locations we needed to check to see where they were on the map, and possibly the most remote US Consulate for an E-3 was Kathmandu in Nepal!
As they say on Wall Street; “Past performance does not indicate future returns”. Trekking to Nepal for your E-3 may not be the best idea if you have a marijuana possession charge, or an overstay on a past US visit and your applications ends up in three months of Administrative Processing!
As we have outlined in several articles and in a recent video series on Immigration questions, unless you have a lay down misère E-3 application, you might consider a US Consulate inside Australia. An Immigration attorney might also be a good idea if you do have something lurking in your past that might arise during your E-3 interview.
What this report does NOT show, is how many E-3 visas were denied by individual US Consulates. As this data is from July 2018, we will try to update it as new data becomes available..
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