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Old 8th Jun 2018, 19:41
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Originally Posted by havick
sounds like the consulate is clamping down and doing more research on each applicant...
Can hardly blame the consulate for enforcing the rules.


havick,

What does that mean for those already flying in the US on an E3 when it comes time to renew the visa ? Will they get the new level of scrutiny and be denied if found lacking the quals to hold an E3, i.e., BS degree and/or requisite years in the profession ?

Perhaps some consulate "shopping" might produce better results ?

And the government with its Perfumed Princes can always be blamed.


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Originally Posted by bafanguy
havick,

What does that mean for those already flying in the US on an E3 when it comes time to renew the visa ? Will they get the new level of scrutiny and be denied if found lacking the quals to hold an E3, i.e., BS degree and/or requisite years in the profession ?

Perhaps some consulate "shopping" might produce better results ?

And the government with its Perfumed Princes can always be blamed.

thatís a good question. I donít have a crystal ball, nor am I an immigration attorney so who knows what the outcome will be for someone in the situation you mention above.

Ive heard of and know of one person that has had their green card revoked and citizenship revoked based on originally obtaining an immigrant visa using false information (misrepresentation). That being said if the person that originally went for their E3 interview and were granted their visa with no misrepresentation and the consulate officer granted it on the information in front of them then who knows.

If I were to bet I would say that they will be a tick and flick to be renewed, I wonder if they even ask for any more evidence to renew it other than a continued letter of offer?

once I again I donít know the consulate ins and outs of the E3 as I came over on a green card from day one. So Iím only taking a wild guess.
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Old 8th Jun 2018, 22:23
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If I were to bet I would say that they will be a tick and flick to be renewed, I wonder if they even ask for any more evidence to renew it other than a continued letter of offer
havick,

I hope you're right. Pulling the rug from under people who came here honestly under a good faith legal process would be unconscionable. But government has no conscience and therefore can never be trusted.

My question was more rhetorical than anything else.
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There's some conflicting information around. I know of two people who have just been granted their E3 visas without a degree and around 5 years industry experience.
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There's some conflicting information around. I know of two people who have just been granted their E3 visas without a degree and around 5 years industry experience.
There is conflicting information around.

I enquired by phone and to spoke to a lady in Human Resources at CommutAir, that handles the Australian side of things,
The above written posts was the feedback recieved.
A Bachelor degree was mentioned, due to visa processing difficulties being experienced, or an applicant needed, the required number of years of industry work experience.

The feedback i received doesn't have to be gospel, further information is needed.
There have been posts on this topic in the last 6 months from persons, saying, they got knocked back by the Consulate for an E3 application and that's with 4 years industry work experience (no degree),
while other people got through and no degree or number of years.

It's probably best for a person to email skywest and Commutair and ask them about the visa requirements, in relation to the Bachelor degree and work experience requirements.
It's approaching mid year now, the advertisements from Skywest and CommutAir will continue all year round and years to come.

The more people that contribute to this topic and let everyone know of their experiences in getting the E3, the better the information everyone will have, prior to applying.
 
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It wouldn't surprise me at all to find one consulate interpreting the rules differently from another (humans !! ). I see three consulates in Australia. Are the successful, degreeless people applying through one in particular ?
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Are Republic Airlines doing E3s? I just got a no thanks email.
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Are Republic Airlines doing E3s? I just got a no thanks email.
I donít think republic were ever doing E3ís
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That's good news then!

Leaves me with skywest and gojet at the top of my list. Gotta shake this helicopter problem!

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That's good news then!

Leaves me with skywest and gojet at the top of my list. Gotta shake this helicopter problem!

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If those are your choices I would go with skywest and avoid gojet
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They are my option by choice thankfully.

So why avoid gojet? I am at the pointy end of making a D so any info would be helpful.

What the chances of getting your pick of bases with Skywest say if I wanted Denver or Portland?

Thanks for your responses Havick
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gojet (like jetgo in oz, funny that) is a crappy company.
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Originally Posted by Professional Amateur
They are my option by choice thankfully.

So why avoid gojet? I am at the pointy end of making a D so any info would be helpful.

What the chances of getting your pick of bases with Skywest say if I wanted Denver or Portland?

Thanks for your responses Havick
Everyone is leaving gojet like rats abandoning a sinking ship if that isnít an indicator of a company I donít know what is.
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Yeah.... Read all that..... Going to give go jet a miss.

Is it true you need to front up to a FAA field office to get your licence converted?!

Mesa won't give you a job offer untill you have an FAA licence so it means a trip to the USA PRIOR to knowing if you can work for them. Is there a work around at all?

Perhaps Skywest offers conditional employment.
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Yeah.... Read all that..... Going to give go jet a miss.

Is it true you need to front up to a FAA field office to get your licence converted?!

Mesa won't give you a job offer untill you have an FAA licence so it means a trip to the USA PRIOR to knowing if you can work for them. Is there a work around at all?

Perhaps Skywest offers conditional employment.
skywest will hire you and do you FAA license conversion in house
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Originally Posted by Professional Amateur
They are my option by choice thankfully.

So why avoid gojet? I am at the pointy end of making a D so any info would be helpful.

What the chances of getting your pick of bases with Skywest say if I wanted Denver or Portland?

Thanks for your responses Havick
You'll be able to hold Denver in a relatively short amount of time on the CRJ, a fair bit longer, i"d say on the ERJ, and PDX is only an ERJ base which is really senior. You'd be waiting a while to get into there.

CRJ bases out of training usually rotate between Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and Minneapolis.

ERJ bases I'm less sure about but I'd say Chicago or La Guardia

Yeah.... Read all that..... Going to give go jet a miss.

Is it true you need to front up to a FAA field office to get your licence converted?!

Mesa won't give you a job offer untill you have an FAA licence so it means a trip to the USA PRIOR to knowing if you can work for them. Is there a work around at all?

Perhaps Skywest offers conditional employment.
So you'll get hired by Skywest in Aus, get everything ready and join a class. You do not need to have a valid licence to participate in sim training, you don't need to go to an FSDO. Just make sure you have your verification letter, then when you do you last sim in training, which is essentially a flight test, your licence will get converted at that point to a full FAA ATP.
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Good gouge, thanks nmop. So that's the letter from casa? Simply apply to casa, have it sent to my address then take it with me?

If mesa wants the letter first then I suspect they aren't getting many takers on the E3 visa!

Why do people like erj over crj? Seems to be a big skew.
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Good gouge, thanks nmop. So that's the letter from casa? Simply apply to casa, have it sent to my address then take it with me?

If mesa wants the letter first then I suspect they aren't getting many takers on the E3 visa!

Why do people like erj over crj? Seems to be a big skew.
you have to apply to the FAA for the letter of verification (no cost), details are on the FAA website.

then once the FAA get the ball rolling you fill in a casa form giving authority to release your information and pay a fee to casa.
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"So you'll get hired by Skywest in Aus, get everything ready and join a class. You do not need to have a valid licence to participate in sim training, you don't need to go to an FSDO. Just make sure you have your verification letter, then when you do you last sim in training, which is essentially a flight test, your licence will get converted at that point to a full FAA ATP."

**It's worthwhile mentioning, the ATP exam (single exam), must be passed, prior to getting the full FAA ATPL.
 
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"So you'll get hired by Skywest in Aus, get everything ready and join a class. You do not need to have a valid licence to participate in sim training, you don't need to go to an FSDO. Just make sure you have your verification letter, then when you do you last sim in training, which is essentially a flight test, your licence will get converted at that point to a full FAA ATP."

**It's worthwhile mentioning, the ATP exam (single exam), must be passed, prior to getting the full FAA ATPL.
uhhhh what are you talking about? I never did any single engine written or flight test at all.

my aussie CPL went straight over to an FAA ATP-MEL. I donít have any single engine fixed wing ratings on my FAA certificate.
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