E-3 Visa for Luxury Fashion Design
|Industry:||Luxury Fashion Design|
|Visa Type:||E-3 Visa|
Davies & Associates assisted an Australian National in obtaining an E-3 work visa to fill the position of Technical Designer at a top luxury ready-to-wear women’s fashion house in New York City.
Highlights & Challenges
The client came to our firm after an initial application for an E-3 visa, which had been prepared without assistance of counsel, was denied. The Consular officer in Sydney who had denied the initial application stated that this fashion designer job did not qualify as a “specialty occupation” and thus she was not eligible for the visa.
After being retained, and evaluating the original application, it was clear that the employer had not properly complied with the notice and recordkeeping requirements related to the Labor Condition Application with the U.S. Department of Labor. It is crucial that these compliance steps be executed properly because if the employer is audited and found to be non-compliant, there may be significant and costly fines. As part of our legal services, we manage the notice and recordkeeping requirements of the LCA.