Hi AusOC, Thank you so much. We still learn something new about this system everyday. We appreciate the clarification. It may well be a long way into 2022 unless something changes, there is currently a 3 month backlog for E3 visas alone in Melbourne. I too am checking the US Sydney Consulate facebook page daily for updates. Although someone I know managed to get an emergency E3 interview and is already in the states.Correct the embassy has to be accepting interviews for the interview date to be set... and you can only be interviewed where your permanently live so w cant just pop over to anther consulate for interview.. hoping for some updates from Syd consulate SOON!! I am anxiously refreshing their fb page all day!
@Sil2022 I don't think they will be open by Jan.. I am trying to mentally prepare that it could be well into 2022...
We have been led to believe we can't go for an E3 whilst waiting for our DV Greencard interview because it is considered dual intent, plus Covid makes traveling at the moment risky in case you can't get back for a Greencard interview.
So for all of us we get to play the patient waiting game of sitting in limbo world and not being alb etc make any plans just in case 2NL pops up unexpectedly.