- Agriculture & Commodities Industry Practice
- Commercial Manufacturing & Production Industry Group
- Energy Practice Group
- Fashion Industry
- Information Technology
- Logistics & Warehousing Practice
- Retail Practice
- Startup & Emerging Business
- Mobile Application & Social Media
- India Practice Group
- Investors and Entrepreneurs
- Consulting & Service Oriented Businesses
- Visa Franchise Practice
- Medical Professionals
Australian clients have unique needs that demand a specialist approach. Nothing says this more than the US special E3 visa which is exclusively available to Australian Nationals.
For over a decade, the lawyers in D&A’s Australia team have helped many Australian clients move to the United States and the United Kingdom through a variety of different visa categories.
US Visa options for an Australian National or resident include the E-3 Visa specifically for Australian nationals, the EB-5 Australia investor visa for investors seeking a fast route to permanent residency (a Green Card); the E-2 Visa for Australians seeking to establish a business in the United States; the Australia working visa; and the L-1 Visa for Australians seeking to expand their existing business.
Find out more about US visas for Australian citizens:
Visa for Australian Nationals Working in the United States
E-2 Visa for Australian non-immigrant investors seeking to establish a business
EB-5 Visa for Australian Investors seeking a Green Card and Permanent Residency in the US L-1 Visa for Australians Transferring to the United States
Citizenship by Investment for Australians
Davies & Associates is also able to assist Australians with citizenship by investment applications for countries all around the world, including the United Kingdom , Grenada, Montenegro, Turkey, and many more.
Immigration Options for Moving to Australia
As the only developed economy to have grown for 27 consecutive years, Australia offers unparalleled opportunities for high-net-worth individuals. Australia’s economic success has been driven by a diverse industrial base and a highly-educated, multicultural workforce. The country boasts world-leading mining, agriculture and service sectors and more than 40% of the workforce has tertiary education. Australia is culturally diverse and more than 30% of the population was born overseas. The world’s largest island nation has a history of good governance and effective public services, including a strong education sector, which has made Australia the world’s third most popular destination for overseas students.
Significant Investor Visa
Australia offers a Significant Investor Visa to qualifying individuals in exchange for a four-year investment of AUD5 million in a range of Australian funds. An investment in residential real estate cannot be counted toward this type of visa, which can be converted to permanent residency after four years. There are no age limits and applicants are able to pay an additional fee if they have poor English. There are no caps on the numbers of visas available and there are no country quotas. Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory before being invited to apply for the visa, and the applicant should express a genuine intent to live in that state or territory and be economically active in Australia after the visa is converted to permanent residency
The E3 visa is only available to Australian Nationals and has unique requirements. U.S. consulates across Australia maintain different visa processing procedures for visas such as the E-2 visa.
Solutions for Australian Nationals
Davies & Associates has a team of experienced lawyers focused on tailoring solutions to meet the personal and business needs of Australian clients.
Industry Leading Lawyers
Davies & Associates prides itself on the quality, experience and dedication of it’s lawyers. Our team of lawyers were degreed at the top-ranked law schools in the U.S. and previously trained at some of the most highly-rated law firms in the U.S.. Every day, around-the-world, our lawyers strive to deliver our clients the very best service and solutions available.
Our clients often tell us that Davies & Associates is valued for offering the “most creative solutions available.” Our team is frequently called on for a more creative approach where other law firms have been unable to meet the needs of a clients.
The quality of our lawyers and the creativity of our approach are best reflected in our results. As of September 2015, no case filed by our firm for an Australian National has ever been denied.
Doing Business in the United States
Our Australian clients include businesses of all sizes from myriad industries. We help Australian businesses to set-up or expand operations in the United States, ensuring that the right key employees are available at the right time. Our skilled visa Australia team can help with:
- Establishing new corporate entities
- E-3 Work Visas
- E-2 Investor Visas for Australians looking to start-up and run businesses in the U.S.
- EB-5 Permanent Residency for Australians making a qualifying investment in the U.S.
- O-1 Work Visas for Australians with “extraordinary abilities” (such as artists, musicians, athletes and scientists).
- L-1A Work Visas for Australian business owners, executives and managers
- L1-B Work Visas for Australian specialty workers
- H-1B Work Visas
- B-1 Business Visitors’ Visas
- Specialist Visas for Medical Professionals
US Consultate in Australia, SydneyCovers: Capital Territory and New South Wales.
Level 10, MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000
Office: 1300 139 399
US Embassy in Canberra, AustraliaAddress
Moonah Place Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Canberra
Office: +(02) 6214-5600
US Consultate in Australia, MelbourneCovers: Queensland, Tasmania and Northern Territory.
Level 6, 553 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004
Office: 1300 139 399
US Consultate in Australia, PerthCovers: Western Australia.
4th Floor, 16 St. George’s Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
Office: (08) 6144-5100
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5 stars and a high five! Thank you Verdie and Etta for assisting us with our change of status application. They were very professional and accommodating with all our questions and concerns throughout the process. Despite the time constraint, we pulled it off and we could not have done this without you guys! Keep up the good work!
Getting my E2 Visa was a very in-depth process that took just over a year from when I committed to it, but 8 months from when I found a business I wanted to purchase. The only reason I'm giving 4 and not 5 stars is because the timeframe was a lot longer than expected from the initial information. Aside from the timing, Verdie and his team led me through the Visa process, providing all the guidance I needed to be successful, including advising me on the RIGHT type of Visa to suit my goals. Within the process I purchased a business and the greater Davies team included lawyer Rinat who helped me put the deal together. One of the biggest parts was my Business Plan which created from my info by Ana Ortiz, who did an incredible job. The process is certainly tedious and Verdie & Christina were always there to answer my questions, provide suggestions and advice and ensure I had all the documents I needed to support my application. I appreciated their patience with my questions and their advice and in the end, the application was so thorough the interview process was quick and easy. I highly recommend Davies & Associates and look forward to working with them again when it's time to renew my Visa.
I had talked with Alex Jovy, he was very quick to respond, had a lot of useful information which I was not aware of. Took time out of his day to discuss my situation and was very helpful. They go into a lot of detail which other companies do not. Overall a great service!
I received an world-class help in how to immigrate to the USA succesfully! Alex was very open to answer my questions and is definitely a professional in what he does! Strongly recommend this firm.
We were in a hurry and Verdie and the team were highly responsive and supportive, even when we threw in some curve balls along the way. We had our visas approved without any issues and felt confident and well prepared for document submissions and the interview. I'd certainly recommend this team for an E2 visa process.
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We are known for our creative solutions that obtain "impossible" visas, we solve the most complex immigration problems for businesses, investors, individuals, and families.US visas for Australian citizens Immigration lawyer near me
Several lawyers told me I would not be able to get a TN visa. Two weeks after contacting Davies & Associates I was working in New York, visa in hand.Individual seeking 'Impossible' TN Visa
D&A was very detail-oriented and was very thorough in what they did” L1 Visa Client. There was a lot of work on my case and worked on it 24/7 and was very patient answering all my questions.E2 Visa Client
My case felt complex but D&A managed the whole process carefully and helped me move seamlessly from one stage to the next.E2 + CBI Client
D&A was my guiding light through the entire EB5 Process.EB5 Visa Client
I would definitely be a big advocate for the rest of my life for anyone wanting to explore the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme leading to the E2 Visa. The most important thing is a good team behind you.. with Davies & Associates you’re in safe hands… you need someone who can give you all the support at the ground level and, again, you are well take care of by D&A. The people are really warm, very helpful and quite openminded when it comes to business… Not to mention as a passport it’s great from a travel perspective…It’s just 4/5 hours from New York.Grenada CBI + E2 Visa Client
The entire process of getting an EB5 visa is handled in a professional way by Mark Davies and his team. EB5 is a wonderful option for anyone considering moving to the United States if you have the means. I was hoping to use the H1B route for my children, but it became unreliable and so I looked to the EB5 Visa instead. It is great for anyone who has the resources. Mark gives you the first meetings himself which gives you great comfort. Both Mark and Sanjay are abundantly available and I even had the pleasure of hosting them at my house.Parent of 2 EB5 Visa Holders
I'm in a process of extending my L1 visa. I submitted a few questions regarding my case and he contacted me back almost immediately both by e-mail and telephone. Unlike other attorneys I met before, he gave me the impression of knowing from the top of his head what kind of visa I have, and what actions had to be taken to extend it. He is very thorough and clear regarding the process and what to expect in terms of timelines and issues that may arise. He is constantly in contact, so you definitely know he's working on your case.L1B Visa Holder
Mark Davies is a joy to work with. His extensive knowledge, speedy response and attentive service took away all my fears of dealing with immigration and visa applications. He is very generous with his time in explaining every step along the way and I have already and will in the future recommend him to anybody who is looking for an immigration lawyer.E2 Visa for Small Professional Business With International Offices
Davies & Associates assisted us with an immigration emergency involving my brother's fiancée who was outside the United States. They assisted us in an highly professional manner, working with the relevant US embassy, US immigration and the governments of two other countries. As a result of their efforts the individual involved is now working in the United States. While their knowledge of the law is exemplary what really distinguishes this firm and attorney Davies from any other firm we have worked with is their dedication to customer service and their unrivaled level of professionalism.Complex Fiancée Visa Need Involving Multiple International Jurisdictions
Several lawyers told me I would not be able to get a TN visa. Two weeks after contacting Davies & Associates I was working in New York, visa in hand. I have recommended this firm to several friends and colleagues, they do an excellent job every time.Individual Seeking 'Impossible' TN Visa
I was qualified as a physician in a foreign country. Being on a J1 visa I was facing having to leave the United States and return to my home country. Davies & Associates secured one of only 30 J1 visa waivers available in my State, allowing me to work for a US hospital and remain in the United States.Doctor Seeking J1 Visa Waiver
I am very satisfied with the services Mark Davies has provided me. He has a very extensive knowledge in immigration laws and has a thorough approach to any case.U Visa Applicant, A Victim of Crime
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