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E3 Visa

The E-3 category allows for Australian citizens to come to the United States to work. 

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for an E-3 visa you must demonstrate that you

  • Are a national of Australia
  • Have a legitimate offer of employment in the U. S.
  • Possess the necessary academic or other qualifying credentials
  • Will fill a position that qualifies as a specialty occupation


E-3 visas are initially granted for two years and may be extended indefinitely.

Documentation Required

  • Offer letter from CSUSB 
  • Labor Condition Application (LCA), completed by CSUSB
  • Evidence of US Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent

Change of Status to E-3 within the U.S.

If an applicant is currently inside the U.S. in another nonimmigrant status, CISP may apply to the USCIS California Service Center for a change of status to E-3.  Contact the CISP’s at  for additional questions.