Apply for an Initial E3
The OISS only accepts E-3 requests from NU sponsoring departments, so any E-3 application should begin with the E-3 applicant speaking with his or her sponsoring department; once the department has confirmed its sponsorship, the Australian National (AN) can apply. See these host department steps.
Petitions can only be started 8 months prior to the employment start date. OISS processing times are subject to change based on processing volume.
Instructions for Incoming E-3 Beneficiaries
1. Submit required documentation to your host department.
Your host department must submit your forms and documents (listed below) along with its own documents as a complete package to the OISS.
- Copy of passport biographical page
- Current curriculum vitae (CV)
- Copy of diploma(s)
- Copy of transcript(s)
- Credential evaluation
Recommended evaluation companies include: Evaluation Service, Inc.; World Education Services (WES); Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
If you once held a J-1 visa and are subject to the 212(e) two-year residency requirement:
- Copy of waiver recommendation
- Copy of I-612
If you once held an E-3:
- Copies of all past E-3 approval notices
2. Complete the online questionnaire in Law Logix.
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS) will send you necessary login information to Law Logix (ww8.welcomeclient.com) after your sponsoring department has submitted their request to the OISS.
3. Make a visa appointment at a U.S. Consulate/Embassy to obtain your E-3 visa.
After processing, you will be sent required documentation for visa appointment.
You can obtain E-3 visas for your dependents at this time.
4. Arrival and check-in.
You are required to check-in at the Office of International Student and Scholar Services prior to starting work.