What You Should Know About An E-3 Visa in Wisconsin

For as long as most people can remember, the United States has had the strongest economy in the history of human civilization. Consequently, its wealth of opportunities beckons even nationals from fully developed and industrialized countries, which is why the U.S. offers a wide range of work visas, including the E-3 Visa. The E-3 classification applies to nationals of Australia, who must be coming to the United States solely to perform services in a specialty occupation. This specialty occupation requires theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and the attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty, or its equivalent, as a minimum for entry into the occupation in the United States. For more information on the E-3 Visa process in Wisconsin and how our firm can assist you, please read on, then contact an experienced work authorization permit lawyer in Milwaukee, WI.

What are the benefits of an E-3 Visa in Wisconsin?

An E-3 Visa enables the holder to lawfully reside and work in the United States for an initial period of two years, after which point he or she may apply for further two-year extensions. With some exceptions, there is no maximum number of extensions. An E-3 Visa qualifies the holder for both a full-time position and a part-time position, as well as an unlimited number of transfer applications. As a further benefit, the spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age are entitled to dependent E-3 classification (E-3D), meaning the spouse is able to obtain work authorization, too. If children of E-3 Visa holders want to work in the United States, they will need an independent work authorization.

What are the qualifications for an E-3 Visa in Wisconsin?

The applicant must be a national of Australia who, among other things, must demonstrate he or she:

  • Has a legitimate offer of employment in the United States
  • Possesses the necessary academic or other qualifying credentials
  • Will fill a position that qualifies as a specialty occupation

Who qualifies for an E-3 Visa?

A wide array of occupations fall under the category of “specialty occupation,” including:

  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Doctors
  • Teachers
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Engineers
  • Architects

You should contact one of our skilled Wisconsin immigration attorneys even if you meet the above-listed criteria. Our firm can assist you in preparing the required documentation and filing the necessary paperwork.

Contact our experienced Wisconsin firm

John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Our firm understands what is at stake when it comes to immigration law matters, which is why if you have any questions, you should not hesitate to contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C., and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.

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