Does a first E-3 visa need to be issued in Australia?

Does a first E-3 visa need to be issued in Australia?

A question often asked by Australians is whether someone’s first E-3 visa needs to be issued from a U.S. consulate within Australia, even where the applicant is already in the U.S. A range of factors can largely determine the answer, as well as the applicant’s personal and professional circumstances.

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What you should know before your visa interview at a U.S. consulate

What you should know before your visa interview at a U.S. consulate

Many errors can be made when an applicant files a nonimmigrant visa application without seeking professional advice. Even when a professionally prepared application is presented to a consulate, such effort can be undermined when an applicant fails to adequately prepare for the interview and is unable to explain their circumstances and how they qualify for a visa. When processing an application, it’s estimated that the majority of a consular officer’s considerations are heavily weighted towards the applicant’s responses to questions. If asked by a consular officer, the applicant needs to accurately and clearly provide the details needed for them to process the application.

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Watch your I-94 record

Watch your I-94 record

Since the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) introduced the online system to obtain I-94 records, we’ve seen an increase in the number of records containing errors. This creates confusion among nonimmigrant visa holders, and can increase the risk a temporary visitor overstaying their status.

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Renewing an E-3 visa outside of Australia

Renewing an E-3 visa outside of Australia

When an E-3 visa holder needs to consider their options to have the visa renewed, this can lead to the applicant seeking opinions of various types from employers, colleagues, friends and strangers. Unfortunately, there are numerous scenarios in which E-3 visa holders can face significant delays in renewing their visas. Careful research and planning on where an E-3 can be renewed can help avoid some of these problems.

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Green Card lottery winners should take action now

Green Card lottery winners should take action now

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program), or Green Card lottery, allows a maximum of 50,000 randomly selected Immigrant Visas to be made available on an annual basis. The results for the DV-2017 Green Card lottery were released by the U.S. Department of State on May 3, 2016. Merely being selected in the lottery does not guarantee that you will ultimately receive a Green Card. Once selected, applicants must complete various steps in the immigrant process in order to qualify and receive a Green Card. After completing these additional steps, many applicants that are selected in the lottery are ultimately found to be inadmissible and ineligible to immigrate to the United States.

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Common questions regarding E-3 Visa applications

Common questions regarding E-3 Visa applications

I receive a number of questions from Australians regarding E-3 visa applications. Often these questions come from existing E-3 visa holders located in California and New York looking to renew their visas. The following are some of the more commonly asked questions regarding E-3 visas:

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