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H.R. 7164 (115th): To add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Nov 20, 2018.

This bill expands the E-3 visa program to cover Irish nationals. Currently, the E-3 visa is only available to Australian nationals.

The employer of an Irish national under the program shall file an attestation with the Department of Labor. The employer shall participate in the E-Verify program during the duration of the applicant's authorized employment period.

For each fiscal year, the Department of State may approve 10,500 Irish E-3 initial applications minus the number of Australian E-3 initial applications approved the previous fiscal year. The total number of approved E-3 initial applications shall not exceed 21,000 in any two fiscal years. Currently, the State Department may approve up to 10,500 initial applications each fiscal year under the program.