Getting an E-3 Visa is a stressful time, no matter how qualified, how prepared, how experienced, or how eager you are to get one. The least I can do is make the process a little bit easier based on reviews and travel expenses.

As you might know, I’ve compiled over 80 reviews of visa locations over at my U.S. Visa Location Review page! This takes into account how long it took to get an appointment, how long it took to get a passport back, and how the overall experience was rated. This should help immensely! But from it’s first 4 months of collecting data what do we know?

Highest Reviewed E-3 Visa Locations

  1. Tied in #1 (with 5 stars out of 5)
    1. Paris, France
    2. Athens, Greece
    3. Vancouver, Canada
    4. Madrid, Spain
    5. Toronto, Canada
    6. Berlin, Germany
    7. Nassau, The Bahamas
    8. Seoul, South Korea
    9. Bern, Switzerland
    10. Dublin, Ireland
    11. Mexico City, Mexico
    12. Capte Town, South Africa
    13. Tel-Aviv, Israel
  2. London, UK
  3. Bridgetown, Barbados
  4. Sydney, Australia
  5. Montreal, Canada

But this doesn’t really take in the whole picture. Because if one location gets reviewed 5 Stars once, is that really better than the venue that gets reviewed 10 times and consistently gets more than 4 stars?

So here’s my slightly adjusted/weighted view of things from the end of 2018:

Overall Best Place to Get an E-3 Visa

  1. London, UK
    1. Lots of fantastic reviews because of a brand new consulate which quickly and efficiently processes everything and gets your visa back in your hands quickly.
  2. Bridgetown, Barbados
    1. Another incredibly highly reviewed place to get your visa, with a beach to lie on while you wait and a process that has your passport back in less than 3 days on average.
  3. Nassau, The Bahamas
    1. Similar to Barbados, this location is great to get a US visa because there’s a beach attached and the process appears to be quick and easy.

If you’d like to check out the whole list, be sure to check out my list of U.S. Visa Locations

If you’ve recently gone through a visa process (good or bad), I’d love to hear about it so I can help people in the future!