What is E-3

Citizens of Australia who plan to enter the U.S to perform services in a “specialty occupation” may be eligible for E-3 visa status.

How to Get E-3

Scholar Services will gladly answer any questions that you may have about E-3 status, however, all requests for E-3 status sponsorship must originate from the NYU hiring department at least 3-6 months prior to the desired appointment start date.

How to Stay Legal While in E-3

These are the steps every E-3 scholar must follow in order to maintain legal status while in the United States:

Family Members

Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years old of the principal E-3 visa holder can enter the U.S. in E-3D status


All new scholars should register with Scholar Services upon arrival or approval of a change of status.