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Old 31st Jan 2016, 03:29
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The E3 is for employment early, as I said before if you are going to school apply for a M1 or a F1 Visa, both of which are extremely easy to get with a I-20 form from the school.
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Old 12th Feb 2016, 22:46
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Yes i know E3 is for employment. The flight school i intend to join is authorized to enroll non immigrant students so they will help me out with M1 visa. I was talking to them about E3 visa and none of them knew what it was!

Thanks for the info.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 04:22
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Seems like a truckload of effort for $23K per year!
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Old 23rd Feb 2016, 04:30
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Seems like a truckload of effort for $23K per year!
But.... Jetzzz... and Upgradezzzz.
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 16:47
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Originally Posted by c100driver View Post
With the vitriol on PPRuNe regarding entry of foreign pilots from overseas getting visas to work in New Zealand and Aussie I wonder what the American pilots think of alien pilots flying in the USA.
I fly for a major,in the USA,there are always going to be a % that will let you know their feelings,not many,usually behind your back,most,if they have issues,will keep it to themselves.There are so many expats here with the right to work,it is really not an issue.The laws that govern workplace ethics are so strong,that only a fool would contemplate airing malice thoughts.

Water off a ducks back mate!!! As my mate chopper Read would say.....Harden the "F" up!!

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Old 17th Jun 2016, 21:50
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"The laws that govern workplace ethics are so strong,that only a fool would contemplate airing malice thoughts."

Pakehaboy,

Are you referring to the US or elsewhere ?


"I wonder what the American pilots think of alien pilots flying in the USA."

c100driver,

I doubt you'll see much if any animosity. The expats who fly here are relatively few percentage-wise and do so legally via green card, dual citizenship, visa, etc. The process is a bit involved under the best circumstances. If you can jump the hurdles, welcome aboard.

We have a HUGE freakin' aviation industry here...room for lots of people.
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 05:41
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Are there any Australians on this forum who are presently working in the USA who obtained an E-3 Visa?

Please reply by PM
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 03:01
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Piedmont has just tweaked their online application process so Aussies can apply without a social security number. A buddy of mine just submitted his app and is now sorting out his interview date.
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 03:04
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Originally Posted by Alex3008 View Post
Many thanks to all for your info. Yes you are very correct Havick. I was speaking to one of the schools over there and they know nothing about the E3 Visa. Kinda mind draining trying to explain it to them.

All in all USA will be it for me for my flight training. I think i took a safe bet after withdrawing my offer from RIMT.
Personally I don't think it's a smart move unless you meet hiring requirements and have time in the industry to get an E3.

I don't think you quite fully grasp who would be able to work here on an E3.
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 09:46
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" A buddy of mine just submitted his app and is now sorting out his interview date. "

havick,

Your friend is an Australian citizen living in Australia currently and has no ties to the USA ? And has his FAA tickets already ? Just trying to see how this whole visa thing is playing out. :-)
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 10:00
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Well I just went on the Piedmont recruitment page and you absolutely can't apply without a social security number.

Havick, did you check before you posted?
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 13:02
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Originally Posted by pilotchute View Post
Well I just went on the Piedmont recruitment page and you absolutely can't apply without a social security number.

Havick, did you check before you posted?
Yep my buddy literally did the airlinepilotapps submission online last night.

You need to email Heather Bowers (recruiter) and she gives you a pseudo SSN to use in the meantime.

They're apparently changing the whole online submission to use a PIN number instead of SSN but in the meantime they're giving you a pseudo SSN that doesn't exist until the system changes over.

Good luck
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 13:06
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
" A buddy of mine just submitted his app and is now sorting out his interview date. "

havick,

Your friend is an Australian citizen living in Australia currently and has no ties to the USA ? And has his FAA tickets already ? Just trying to see how this whole visa thing is playing out. :-)
My friend is an Australian citizen currently in Australia. No green card or any other US visa. No fixed wing FAA quals at all, though he does have an FAA helicopter ATP. He goes have an Aussie fixed wing CPL/IPC and meets all the hours for a FAA ATP.
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 00:57
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Flew the parallel ILS into SFO last night next to a Skywest RJ with an Australian voice over the airwaves. Even threw her an ozzie ozzie ozzie on ground freq as we taxied in behind.
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 13:42
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I have just lost one of my employees to an aforementioned regional carrier in the US... He starts in just over a month. No FAA License and no visa as yet. Everything will be taken care of. From the time he applied to the time he was given a start date was only around 2 months.
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 14:01
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"I have just lost one of my employees to an aforementioned regional carrier in the US..."

Nfw,

Did your employee have a 4-year college degree ? There's been debate in some quarters about that requirement to qualify for the E-3 visa.
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 14:35
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
"I have just lost one of my employees to an aforementioned regional carrier in the US..."

Nfw,

Did your employee have a 4-year college degree ? There's been debate in some quarters about that requirement to qualify for the E-3 visa.
It's not necessary for an E3 if you have enough years in industry to substitute for a college degree.

I know some other pilots that have got an E3 without a college degree and without 12 years flying but that was to fly firebombing helicopters and not flying for a regional. I guess it depends on the consulate interviewer on the day.
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 15:13
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Does anyone know any Part 135 operator in U.S hiring Australian citizens on E-3 visa? I have a 4-year bachelor degree.
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Originally Posted by lee_apromise View Post
Does anyone know any Part 135 operator in U.S hiring Australian citizens on E-3 visa? I have a 4-year bachelor degree.
Only niche flying like firefighting are hiring guys on E3's from what I've seen. There's a shortage of guys that meet that USFS contract minimums on that front.

Otherwise there isn't a shortage of guys for stock standar 135 charter flying.
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 17:38
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Just using PDT for rhetorical discussion, I wonder if an E-3 holder would be able to flow to AA mainline. The whole flow thing is much discussed and only time will tell.

I can see if an Australian were to weave the Magic Aussie Spell on some of the local talent and marry into a green card, it wouldn't be an issue. Not sure how the E-3 would affect the theoretical flow situation.


And the AA careers website doesn't address the 4-year degree issue at all (unless I've overlooked something).
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