The first question asked by any Australian with their signature barely dry on their job offer is “Where in the World do I get an E3 visa appointment?”

When COVID shut down U.S. Consulates in early 2020, it was a struggle for Australians to get an E3 visa appointment. Subsequently, when a U.S. Consulate opened up, a surge of appointment applications flooded in. Suddenly the wait for a visa at the newly opened Consulate would be up to six months!

It was a bit like your GPS telling you how to avoid an accident up ahead on the highway by taking a service road. Unfortunately, everyone with a GPS gets the same message, and the service road is suddenly congested!

More U.S. Consulates Approving E3 Visas

The Australian Community has access to the latest consular data, which shows where E3 visas are being processed worldwide and helps you determine which U.S. Consulate to visit for your next E3 visa appointment.

Knowing where E3 visas are being processed broadens your choices of where to go for your appointment.

It appears that U.S. Consulates can now process the demand for new E-3 visa applications in much shorter periods of time. We are seeing the “real” number of visa applications monthly, and there is no trend to the low or high due to appointment restrictions or backlogs being processed.

We are seeing a trend line develop indicating c.300 E3 visas per month.

E3 Visa Appointment Wait Times

As they say in Financial Service, “past performance is not indicative of future returns.” For a full list of current U.S. Consulate visa appointment wait times, visit the Visa Appointment Wait Times (US Department of State) website.

For a full report on non-immigrant visas, see our post How many (and where) Australians are living in America?

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