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Feb 24, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: USCIS Extends Premium Processing for E-3 Australian Specialty Worker Petitions

On February 24, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that it would immediately provide the option of Premium Processing for petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting a change or extension of status to E-3 classification, which applies only to Australian nationals coming to the U.S. to perform services in a specialty occupation. The USCIS premium processing service allows petitioners to pay an additional filing fee of $2500 to ensure a government response within fifteen days. Until now, this service was not available for the E-3 category. Learn more in this blog.

Dec 2, 2020

Two Immigration Regulations Set Aside in Federal Court

A federal district court in California has set aside two new immigration regulations that were promulgated on a fast track by the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security (DHS) in early October. The court found that the agencies did not have good cause to bypass notice and comment rulemaking procedures in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act. Learn more in this blog.

Apr 17, 2020

Monthly Update / Live Q&A: E3 Visa and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Amy from Aussie Recruit and Jonathan from Green and Spiegel are hosting a 30 minute update on impacts to Visas caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more about this event and register here.

Nov 15, 2018

Irish E-3 May Be On the Horizon

When Congress reconvenes in Washington following the Thanksgiving holiday, it may be Irish Nationals that have most cause to be grateful.