COVID-19 & Webinars Archive

PDF Link – Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

PDF Link – Guidance for E-3 Visa Holders During Covid-19

PDF Link – Guidance for Employers of E-3 Visa Holders During Covid-19

 

Webinar hosted by the American Australian Association, featuring Zjantelle Cammisa Markel – 03.15.2022

Topics include:
* Automatic Work Authorization for E-1, E-2, E-3 and L-1 Spouses
* Can My Dependent Children Work Once They Reach a Certain Age?
* What About Work Authorization for H-4, O-3, F-2, J-2, and P-2 Visa Holders?
* Australian Entry Requirements
* U.S. Entry Requirements
* H-1B vs E-3 for Australian Professionals
* U.S. Visa Consequences of Alcohol-Related Offences
* E-3 Visa Processing Times
* Overview of Visa, Green Card and Citizenship Processing Times
* Updated USCIS Guidance on O-1Bs in Motion Picture and Television

Webinar Hosted by the American Australian Association, featuring David Thomas of Qantas, and Zjantelle Cammisa Markel – ‘October U.S Immigration Update for Australian Expats’ (10.25.2021). Topics include:

-Qantas Travel and Entry Requirements
-Visa Re-Validation Reminder
-Green Card Lottery 2023 Reminder
-Green Card Holders Outside the US Update
-Covid-19 Vaccine Now Required for Green Card Medicals
-EAD Processing Times
-NIEs, the Lifting of the UK, Ireland, Schengen, Iran, India, South Africa, Brazil, China Travel Ban, -and the Vaccination Requirement to Enter the US.
-Securing an E-3 Visa Interview in Australia
-Securing an E-3 Visa Interview Outside of Australia

 

Webinar Hosted by the American Australian Association, featuring Zjantelle Cammisa Markel – ‘May U.S Immigration Update for Australian Expats’ (05.4.2021). Topics include:

– COVID-19 Vaccinations: Testing and Travel
– Social Media and Immigration
– End of the Presidential Proclamation 10052
– Securing National Interest Exceptions (NIE)
– Green Card Holders Outside the U.S.
– E-3 Premium Processing and Securing E-3 Visa Appointment Abroad

 

Webinar Hosted by the American Australian Association, featuring Zjantelle Cammisa Markel – ‘March U.S Immigration Update for Australian Expats’ (03.16.2021). Topics include:
– E-3 Premium Processing
– Naturalization Civics Test
– Presidential Proclamation 10014 Rescission
– Green Card Holders Outside of the US for More Than 6 Months
– H-1B Electronic Registration and Selection Process

 

Webinar Hosted by the American Australian Association, featuring Zjantelle Cammisa Markel – ‘2021 Immigration Update for Australian Expats’ (02.09.2021). Topics include:
– Biden Administration Immigration Updates
– COVID-19 Testing & Entry to the U.S.
– Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Winners 2020
– J-1 Visa Holder Update
– Prevailing Wage Update (E-3 and H-1B)
– Securing E-3 Visa Appointments Abroad
– E-3 Renewal and Change of Employer from within the U.S.
– Working from Abroad
– Securing Biometric Appointments – E-3D and EAD Processing

 

Webinar Hosted by the American Australian Association, featuring Zjantelle Cammisa Markel – ‘Final Update on U.S. Immigration for Australian Expats 2020’ (12.15.2020). Topics include:
– Updates to Prevailing Wages
– Presidential Proclamations
– Staying in the U.S. on a long-dated I-94 and new LCA
– E-3 visa process in Australia (Emergency Appointments & Mail Ins)
– Alternate Consulates Abroad for E-3 Visa Processing
– Alternatives to Travelling Abroad to Get a Visa
– Preserving your Green Card and/or Ability to File for U.S. Citizenship if Abroad

 

Webinar Hosted by the American Australian Association and America Josh, featuring a team of experts including Zjantelle Cammisa Markel – ‘Australians Abroad: What You Need to Know’ (10.27.2020). Topics include:
– Visa Appointment Cancellations at U.S. Consulates – When Will U.S. Consulates Re-open?
– Emergency Visa Appointments
– Green Card Holders “Stuck” Abroad – Preserving your Green Card Status and/or Ability to File for U.S. Citizenship
– Working For Your U.S. Employer From Abroad
– Updates to Prevailing Wages
– Alternative Wage Sources
– Updates to “Speciality Occupation”

 

Webinar Hosted by the American Australian Association, featuring Zjantelle Cammisa Markel – ‘Latest Update on U.S. Immigration for Australian Expats’ (07.28.2020). Topics include:
– Extending or Changing Employer from Within the U.S.
– Filing to Change Status to E-3 from Within the U.S.
– Factors to Consider when Filing an I-129
– Applying for your E-3 Visa at a U.S. Consulate Abroad (Australia & Elsewhere)
– Presidential Proclamations
– Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Winners and Green Cards
– Updates on EAD Card Backlogs
– Green Card Holders “Stuck” Abroad – Preserving your Green Card Status and/or Ability to File for U.S. Citizenship

 

The Australian Community Update Videos, hosted by James Boland:

“Update: Premium Processing for the E-3 Visa”

 

“Immigration Update 2021” – Topics include:
– Updates on Travel Restrictions into the US.
– National Interest Exemptions into the US.
– COVID test requirements for entering the US.
– International and Domestic quarantine rules
– U.S. Consulate options and emergency appointments
– I-129 in-country renewal
– Delays in obtaining Biometric appointments
– Fall in E-3 approvals in 2020. In part, are Australians staying in roles rather than changing employers?
– Applying for a Travel Exemption to and from Australia
– Travel to the US on a Visa Waiver and extending Visa Waivers
– Proposed Green Card Lottery increases from 55,000 to 80,000
– Simplified process for traveling on an expired Green Card after filing your I-90 renewal
– Premium Processing approved (but pending) for E-3, EAD, and Change of Visa Status that will reduce processing times to 30-45 days. UPDATE ON THIS POINT AS AT 02/24/2021: Petitioners filing Form I-129, requesting a change or extension of status to E-3 classification will have the option to request premium processing service for their petition from February 24th!

 

“December 2020 Immigration Update Part 1” – Topics include:
– The Presidential Proclamation and Green Cards
– The Presidential Proclamation and H, L and J visas
– Ongoing Travel Restrictions and their Impact on (re)entering the United States
– Which Consulates are issuing Visas? Mexico City, Sydney
– Obtaining visas at other overseas Consulates – who is eligible and exempt from travel bans and quarantine?

 

“December 2020 Immigration Update Part 2” – Topics include:
– The Courts strike down October changes to the Prevailing Wage
– Strategies for extending your U.S. stay in case you are terminated or furloughed due to COVID
– Why the D-I-Y E-3 visa is no longer a simple process and the importance of Professional advice
– The Pros and Cons of filing an I-129 application inside the U.S
– Pros and Cons of extending your I-94 by leaving and reentering the United States on an E visa
– Some “Silver Linings” at a dark time for Australians in the United States

 

“September 2020 Immigration Update – A time sensitive update for winners of the 2020 DV Lottery”

 

“August 2020 Update – Consular Openings and Emergency Appointments”

 

“August 2020 Update – Mail In Visa Applications”

 

“August 2020 Update – Travel Exemptions and Restrictions”

 

“August 2020 Update – New Filing Fees and Rescheduled Green Card Appointments”

 

“August 2020 Update – Why you need to check your I-94”

 

“June 2020 Update – Renewing Your Visa”

 

“June 2020 Update – Presidential Proclamation”

 

“June 2020 Update – Visa Processing Times”

 

“Can Employers Reduce an E-3 Employee’s Salary, and Not Have to File a New LCA?”

 

“Can You Renew an Expiring Visa from Within the USA?”

 

“Why Is It Important to Always Check Your I-94, Every Time You Re-Enter the USA?”

 

“Am I Eligible To Apply for Unemployment Insurance?”

 

Webinar Hosted by the American Australian Association, featuring Zjantelle Cammisa Markel – ‘A Guide for Expats Impacted by Covid-19’ (04.06.2020)

 

Webinar Hosted by Consul-General Alastair Walton, featuring Zjantelle Cammisa Markel – ‘Navigating Visas and Immigration Status During Covid-19’ (04.09.2020)

 

Snippets from the America Josh “Regular Checkups” Webinar – featuring Josh Pugh, Lisa Baden, Jason Stoch, and Zjantelle Markel (05.07.2020)

Advice If You Are Coming Up To The End of Your Visa / I-94:

 

USCIS Turnaround Times At The Moment, During Covid-19:

 

If You Are Currently In Australia, and You Have a Valid US Visa – Can You Reenter the USA At The Moment?

 

Working From Home and Posting Notice Requirements:

 

When Are Consulates Going To Reopen?