I am an Australian citizen, currently a tourist in the United States, with ESTA approval for a 90-day stay. My girlfriend is also an Australian citizen; however, she has permanent residency and now lives in the US. I now want to apply for the B-2 Tourist Visa to further my stay for 12 months as a tourist. I am financially independent and will not be working in the US.
I intend to leave the US within the 90 day approved ESTA. My question is 'Can I apply for my B-2 Visa in Canada?' To save the distance of travel back to Australia, I wanted to travel to Canada where I would nominate to have my Embassy interview for a B-2 Tourist Visa and if approved, I would return back to the United States.
Is this a feasible option? Can I do this within my current ESTA approved dates? My research indicates that I can apply at any US Consulate for the B-2 Visa. Any assistance would be appreciated