On February 24, 2021, USCIS announced that it would expand its premium processing service option to employers filing E-3 petitions on behalf of Australian citizen beneficiaries. Prior to this announcement, employers would have to wait several months for USCIS to adjudicate an E-3 petition – leaving the Australian citizen employee in limbo while waiting for a decision. The USCIS filing fee for an E-3 petition premium processing is $460 + $2,500. USCIS officers must adjudicate a petition submitting via premium processing within 15 business dates of receipt. Learn more about the E-3 visa for Australians and feel free to contact us for more information.