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Old 9th Apr 2022, 01:26
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Could someone familiar with Commutair's EB3 green card offer and process for current E3 pilots give an insight to how (and whether) it works?
The green card is only for Captain upgrade, it's not being offered to every upgrade. I'd imagine you would have to be a good boy or girl throughout your FO days. You will also have to pay the (substantial) legals involved. Which means you will also leave at the very first opportunity for a major/ulcc.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 09:00
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Quick clarification if I could - back when I used to look at this thread when it started my understanding was that you had to have a degree of some kind to be eligible for the E3? I'm just a flight school out of Year 12 guy - only hold a Diploma.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 09:18
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No degree required if you have 'equivalent' experience. That 'equivalent' experience is assessed by the person interviewing you (at the US Consulates) for the E3 issue.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 10:57
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Originally Posted by tossbag
No degree required if you have 'equivalent' experience. That 'equivalent' experience is assessed by the person interviewing you (at the US Consulates) for the E3 issue.
So its a bit of a toss-up depending on who does the interview?
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 11:25
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Originally Posted by logansi
Quick clarification if I could - back when I used to look at this thread when it started my understanding was that you had to have a degree of some kind to be eligible for the E3? I'm just a flight school out of Year 12 guy - only hold a Diploma.
The way I understood it is you need to get a letter from a university or the like, to say that your experience equals a degree. 3 Years experience is considered equal to 1 year of study. You pay for this letter. When I did mine a year ago they cost anywhere from US$200 to $500. That being said, I was never asked for it at my interview. Of course if I didn't have one they would have wanted it I'm sure.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 11:57
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Hey guys, does anyone know the current wait times for the e3 visa appointments in Melbourne?
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 12:12
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So its a bit of a toss-up depending on who does the interview?
Yes.........sort off. Some consulates are more relaxed than others. No problems in Melbourne, haven't heard of anyone being knocked back there.

The way I understood it is you need to get a letter from a university or the like, to say that your experience equals a degree. 3 Years experience is considered equal to 1 year of study. You pay for this letter. When I did mine a year ago they cost anywhere from US$200 to $500. That being said, I was never asked for it at my interview. Of course if I didn't have one they would have wanted it I'm sure.
I've never heard of this. Sounds like another scam to me. Not one person I know that went through the E3 process did this. It's 100% not required and doesn't say anywhere in any documentation that it's required.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 12:16
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Originally Posted by Staffypilot
Hey guys, does anyone know the current wait times for the e3 visa appointments in Melbourne?
Is it so hard to google?

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...ait-times.html
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 12:22
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You can google all you like, it won't give you an accurate timeframe. You'll find out online when you book the appointment. There are a few facebook groups tracking wait times as well.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 12:37
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Yeh I saw that, but I was questioning it’s accuracy. I was requesting for first hand experience. I heard that there may be a way to expedite the process depending on the start date.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 12:52
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Originally Posted by Staffypilot
Yeh I saw that, but I was questioning itís accuracy. I was requesting for first hand experience. I heard that there may be a way to expedite the process depending on the start date.
Emergency Appointment needs a genuine emergency reason.

Just go to BKK SIN KUL to get it done.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 12:55
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Originally Posted by tossbag
You can google all you like, it won't give you an accurate timeframe. You'll find out online when you book the appointment. There are a few facebook groups tracking wait times as well.
To know which slot is actually available, you gotta pay up the visa fee which is nonrefundable first. Wanna risk that?

So yeah, that Google result is the most logical information one can trust.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 13:01
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Originally Posted by lee_apromise
Emergency Appointment needs a genuine emergency reason.

Just go to BKK SIN KUL to get it done.
How will you be able to travel back to Australia without a passport ?
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 14:42
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Originally Posted by Staffypilot
How will you be able to travel back to Australia without a passport ?
I believe the idea is that you wait for your visa to be issued and get your passport back. Do a bit of sightseeing.

From my research, it appears to be a couple of days turnaround.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 15:50
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Lee a promise - you keep making statements that are completely
[QUOTE][Emergency Appointment needs a genuine emergency reason./QUOTE]

I got mine brought forward from October to 2 days later using the expedite option, and did not declare an emergency reason.
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[QUOTE=Capn Rex Havoc;11217919]Lee a promise - you keep making statements that are completely
[[color=#000000]Emergency Appointment needs a genuine emergency reason./QUOTE]

I got mine brought forward from October to 2 days later using the expedite option, and did not declare an emergency reason.
"Keep making" implies that i have been making false statements continuously. Good for you it worked out. See how it's gonna work out for you in central America or Latin America on your next renewal. I'm just providing information based on my experience.
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 02:39
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Originally Posted by Dreamiator
I believe the idea is that you wait for your visa to be issued and get your passport back. Do a bit of sightseeing.

From my research, it appears to be a couple of days turnaround.
Exactly, I got my 1st one done in KUL precovid. Great way to see another country. Hotels and food are cheap as well in KUL/BKK.
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Originally Posted by ThunderstormFactory
How does one go about filling out Airlineapps when you donít have any of the FAA requirements just the Aussie equivalents? Also, will places like gojet, PSA, commutair, and Skywest expect you to get an FAA class 1 medical and FCC license before offering you a class date?
just fill out with casa details and put Australian license they well call my call was one day
Iím actually getting ready for interview at present which Iím not really keen on but must do
goodluck to you sir
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 14:13
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Originally Posted by tossbag
I've never heard of this. Sounds like another scam to me. Not one person I know that went through the E3 process did this. It's 100% not required and doesn't say anywhere in any documentation that it's required.
I got knocked back for my first renewal at the Sydney consulate in 2019. They handed me a piece of paper saying I needed to provide proof of educational equivalency to a bachelor degree. After that my visa went to administrative processing. A couple of us have had issues at the Sydney consulate in particular. The officer said "Your company needs to stop sending applicants without this document".

I got the educational equivalency done by one of the approved mobs and emailed it off. Got my visa back two weeks later. It's not a scam, it is occasionally nessesary. I would do anything I can to avoid consulates with known issues though. Never heard of any similar problems at Perth or Melbourne.
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Originally Posted by peterpicklepeper
just fill out with casa details and put Australian license they well call my call was one day
Iím actually getting ready for interview at present which Iím not really keen on but must do
goodluck to you sir
thanks. I worked it out in the end, submitted my 5 apps and got 5 responses back within a few days.
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