BUILDING, CIVIL & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE JOBS IN THE USA
The Huge Demand for Construction & Engineering Professionals in the US Construction and Engineering industry is Real.
If you are an Australian passport holder looking to relocate to the USA or an employer looking for highly skilled Australian professionals talk to one of our friendly consultants on how you can make this possible with the E-3 visa pathway. We work in partnership with BrightSide Consultants, an Australian based, global recruitment agency with offices in Australia, New York, Ireland and the UK, to support you at every step of this incredibly fast way to Australians employed in the USA.
The E-3 Visa is a visa for only Australian citizens, created as a result of the Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement. The visa enables eligible Australians to work temporarily in the U.S, 2 years at a time, in a specialty occupation renewable indefinitely.
Each year 10,500 E-3 Visas are available to Australians only and in the past few years less than 50% of the quota has been used. E-3 Visa renewals do not count towards the annual quota.
To be eligible for the E-3 Visa, there are a few general requirements that must be met:
According to the regulations, a “specialty occupation” is a job that requires “theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge to perform the occupation”.
Generally speaking, a “specialty occupation” must meet at least ONE of the following criteria:
The above are guidelines as to what constitutes a specialty occupation
The process can be broken down into stages but overall takes approximately six weeks from initial filings to visa in your hand after you have received a job offer.
The average timeline for getting an E-3 visa:
You can change jobs on an E-3 Visa by either:
(a) leaving the United States and applying for a new E-3 Visa or
(b) submitting an E-3 Petition that requests a change of employer.
Usually, consular processing is favored, amongst other reasons due to longer wait times for the internal filing, which must be approved before commencing work with the new employer.
The child is automatically a U.S. citizen. You can also register the birth with the Australian Consulate.
An Australian citizen can live permanently in the USA, but not on the E-3 Visa. The E-3 is temporary visa that carries 100% nonimmigrant intent. You must obtain permanent residency (“Green Card”) to stay without restriction.
We have Civil and Infrastructure opportunities throughout the USA, be a part of the 1.2 trillion USA infrastructure boom! If you want to take your career to the USA, or employ a highly skilled Australian professional we want to hear from you!
Our partner company, BrightSide Consultants specialise in recruiting Civil Engineering and Construction Professionals, through the E-3 visa pathway. We are ”Going To Talent” to connect with the best Australian and international talent across the globe for our US Clients and are positioned to deliver with a network of talented E-3 eligible Australian professionals looking for opportunities in the US.