U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that commencing Feb. 24, 2021, petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting a change or extension of status to E-3 classification will have the option to request premium processing service for their petition.
The E-3 classification applies only to nationals of Australia who are coming to the United States solely to perform services in a specialty occupation.
An Australian national who is outside the United States may apply for an E-3 nonimmigrant visa directly through the Department of State or, in the case of an individual already in the U.S., by filing Form I-129 with USCIS. To qualify for the E-3 classification, you must demonstrate, among other things, that you:
The USCIS premium processing service allows petitioners to pay an additional filing fee to expedite the adjudication of certain forms, generally within 15 days.
Please contact VISA LOUNGE if you require assistance with your temporary or permanent immigration to the United States of America.