On September 2, 2005, DOS implemented a final rule concerning the new E-3 visa. The E-3 visa classification currently applies only to Australian nationals coming to the U.S. solely to perform services in a specialty occupation. A maximum of 10,500 E-3 visas are available annually. [70 Fed. Reg. 52292 (September 2, 2005)] AMDOC#: 200509015