If you are outside the U.S., you must either already have a valid E-3 visa, or obtain one at a U.S. embassy/consulate overseas in order to enter the U.S. in E-3 status to work at NYU. Visas are issued only by United States consulates and embassies outside the U.S. Citizens of Australia can apply directly to any U.S embassy or consulate for an E-3 visa by presenting the following documents:
- LCA certified by DOL (provided by the Office of Global Services).
- Job offer letter describing the specialty occupation, the salary, the minimum requirements for the position and how the individual meets these requirements.
- Evidence of a U.S. bachelor’s degree in the field or its equivalent and U.S. professional license, if applicable.
- Evidence establishing that the applicant’s stay in the United States will be temporary.
The U.S. Department of State provides general information on visa wait times. Though you should always contact the U.S. consulate or embassy for information on processing times, you may use the U.S. Department of State's Visa Wait Times as a guide.