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Old 6th Dec 2019, 01:57
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Originally Posted by dluxx
Yeah nah... Just so you know, the E3D gives the right to live in the US, but doesn't automatically grant the right to work. Once you have your Social Security Number, etc, you can then apply for an Employment Autorization Document (EAD). That process they say can take 90 days, but up to 120 is not uncommon. And you need to reapply for the EAD every time you get a new visa.
So, when the primary E3 holder comes up on their 2 years and reapplies, the new E3D should be granted at the same time. There is no reduction in processing time for a renewal... So explaining to the CP why you'll need 3-4 months off every 2 years might be a stretch.
Some corrections...

EADs are running more like 6 months on average now.

Your E3 in your passport is an application to enter the country. The CBP officer then makes the call as to how long to make your status last for, usually 2 years from date of entry. This is why your Valid Until stamp in your passport always seems like some random date into the future, beyond that of the current E3 expiry. With this, and a bit of foresight, you can non rev out of the country and come back in with a fresh stamp, then apply for an EAD based of the latest i94, effectively (hopefully) leaving you with a new EAD before your old one expires.
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 03:59
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
The CBP officer then makes the call as to how long to make your status last for, usually 2 years from date of entry. This is why your Valid Until stamp in your passport always seems like some random date into the future, beyond that of the current E3 expiry.
I think I get what you mean... You need the red visa number from the E3D and your i94 to apply for the EAD - however, once it is issued it is dated to the end of your E3D validity, with no mention of the actual red visa number on the EAD card.

So you could reapply (with the E3 primary) 4-6 months early, and once that is issued, re-enter on the new visa but continue to work on the existing EAD card while waiting on the new one to be issued.

Am I on the same track as you?

I still would be wary, as it sounds like a loophole more than the intended implementation. Plus you'd be trying to get your spouse's workplace to agree to 2 weeks visa leave every 18 months instead of 24. Quite frankly, it's probably easier to apply to one of the many regionals as the primary E3, regardless if your spouse is also a primary E3 or not.
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Old 7th Dec 2019, 23:55
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E3 Visa

Originally Posted by Captain.Crunch
No I don't and nor do most the people I know currently working as E3s in the US. Seems to be a grey area, but they seem to recognise the flying qualifications and having the required hours to hold an ATP licence as equivalent. I heard that the Melbourne and Perth consulates are the most straight forward to deal with. I do have a Diploma and hear that has also been helpful to others in the past.
Captain, assuming you have been through the E3 process already and have already been approved? The jury still seems to bee out on the whole degree/12 year requirement with some people being knocked back and others having no issues. Just wondering which consulate you went to for your interview and if you could give a bit of info on the line of questioning. Was going to PM you but thought it might be more helpful for others on here who might be wondering the same thing. Cheers
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 02:50
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ExpressJet Interview

Anyone know what to expect in the SKYPE interview, I've got one early New Year.
Happy to be PMed.

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Old 15th Dec 2019, 03:42
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Old 15th Dec 2019, 04:37
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Anyone done the DEC route?
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Old 15th Dec 2019, 04:47
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Originally Posted by snoop doggy dog
Anyone done the DEC route?
Can only do that if you have 1,000 hours of US Part 121 time. Australian RPT time counts for zero.
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Old 15th Dec 2019, 06:54
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Originally Posted by AP3XS
Can only do that if you have 1,000 hours of US Part 121 time. Australian RPT time counts for zero.
Not to mention even if Australian RPT time did count (it doesnít), highly likely you will step on your own crank flying in and out of LGA, ORD, BOS, DFW, MIA etc.

The 121 flying is dead easy, but you really do need to experience it a little bit to find your groove and learn all the idiosyncrasies of the big hubs.

Then thereís all the north East winter/cold weather ops to deal with, again not rocket science, but itís a learning curve dealing with timing a push with your EDCT, de-icing, not exceeding DOT times sitting on the ramp waiting to take off etc etc.


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Old 15th Dec 2019, 17:29
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Expressjet has reintroduced the ATP style 30 question written test which is done online before interview. Passmark is 80%. If you screw it up you get a second chance. Then as someone said its why Expressjet and TMAAT etc. Brief an approach plate and maybe some questions about US airspace.
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Old 15th Dec 2019, 17:53
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Originally Posted by Climb150
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Expressjet has reintroduced the ATP style 30 question written test which is done online before interview. Passmark is 80%. If you screw it up you get a second chance. Then as someone said its why Expressjet and TMAAT etc. Brief an approach plate and maybe some questions about US airspace.
I think Sheppard has the question study bank for this.

Itís probably worth studying for the ATP written with Sheppard prior to any US regional interview. Dauntless also makes a good study app.
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 07:24
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Anyone know if Piedmont still accepting E3's? Can't find it advertised anywhere.
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 08:43
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Any time outside of US can or can't be used as Part 121? Flying in Asia for example
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 11:48
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Originally Posted by snoop doggy dog
Any time outside of US can or can't be used as Part 121? Flying in Asia for example
Part 121 flying means exactly that, flying under an FAA part 121 certificate.

So any flying for a non FAA 121 air carrier doesnít count towards hours for upgrade.
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 11:59
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Originally Posted by plotplot
Anyone know if Piedmont still accepting E3's? Can't find it advertised anywhere.
Hmm, I would swear I saw E3 info on PDT's website but it doesn't appear to be there now. Hard to say what that means...maybe it means my recall is getting feeble.

Maybe an email to their recruiters ?
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 12:04
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Recent AFAP listings. If words mean anything, some below are interesting:

Trans State Airlines 16 Dec.

“Flow through program to Frontier Airlines (A320-A321) is in the wings, to be confirmed for Australians in the near future

https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/p...irst%20Officer


GoJet Airlines 19 Dec.

Something in the works perhaps?

At this time, New Zealand citizens do not qualify.”

https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/p...rst%20Officers
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 20:39
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Both email addresses to apply are agencies so I wouldn't beleive anything about flows. As for NZ getting a visa deal I doubt that very much too.
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 21:19
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If you're planning to join Trans States or any other airline via an ad that has not been provided directly from the company, then they are hustling for referral bonuses.

Do you have any friends at TSA or any other airline you're applying for? Maybe offer them your referral first. Anyone can provide the same advice that has lived through the procedure, plus you might be able to split it with them. Alternatively free information is also plentiful in this thread.

To be clear, I think someone should refer you. After all, It's free money. It's just up to you whom you want to give it to. These agencies might be transparent about what they are up to, but also might not be.

Dangling the Frontier flow carrot makes me instantly wary. E3 holders try and fail over and over again with the LCCs. Please don't choose TSA based on this.
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 23:04
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
These agencies might be transparent about what they are up to, but also might not be.

Dangling the Frontier flow carrot makes me instantly wary. E3 holders try and fail over and over again with the LCCs. Please don't choose TSA based on this.
Yes, that's probably an accurate sentiment but I don't think these "agencies" cook up a flow on their own to lure the unsuspecting in pursuit of referral fees.

If anything, the regional ( perhaps in concert with a LCC) cooks up a flow of unknown or disputed efficacy as a marketing tool for recruiting.

This particular "flow" has been discussed on APC. At the risk of telling you something you already know, here is the thread. In any event, choose the regional that suits your career purposes without reference to any gimmicks.

I report...you decide:

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/t...6-f9-flow.html
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 09:27
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
Yes, that's probably an accurate sentiment but I don't think these "agencies" cook up a flow on their own to lure the unsuspecting in pursuit of referral fees.

If anything, the regional ( perhaps in concert with a LCC) cooks up a flow of unknown or disputed efficacy as a marketing tool for recruiting.

This particular "flow" has been discussed on APC. At the risk of telling you something you already know, here is the thread. In any event, choose the regional that suits your career purposes without reference to any gimmicks.

I report...you decide:

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/t...6-f9-flow.html
I understand that they have flow, but it's still premature to say that it's coming soon for Australians on E3s. I hope it happens, that would be great, but not something to base your decision off.
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 10:53
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
I understand that they have flow, but it's still premature to say that it's coming soon for Australians on E3s. I hope it happens, that would be great, but not something to base your decision off.
Certainly correct, umop. There have been rumors from a very knowledgeable contributor to this thread (not me !!) that Frontier would be investigating the E3 thing. Seeing them publicly say, "...to be confirmed for Australians in the near future...", just moves the issue very slightly beyond the rumor stage.

The whole flow to Frontier is just as puzzling as these things usually are. It will be worth watching...just in case some E3s can be part of whatever it turns out to be.
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