Yesterday afternoon we were asked to help out a couple of friends (who are traveling together) with visa questions and would appreciate anyone's input. Hopefully, this won't be too confusing...
Friend A (we'll call him Tarzan) is a US citizen traveling on a US passport. Friend B (we'll call her Jane) is an Australian citizen who's been traveling in the US on a B2 tourist visa. Jane also has the Letter of Introduction for the Working Holiday Program for Canada, plans to work in Canada until September, re-enter the US for a short time (few weeks, not days), then head home to Australia. They had a flight from the US to Vancouver this morning.
Jane's US B2 visa expires the end of July. She does not plan to return to the US until September. Looking at the Immigration Service's website, they request an extension application at least 60 days in advance of B2 (I-94) expiration. It also appears that they can grant a grace period if the extension application has been submitted, but not fully approved, by the time she wants to return.
1) Can she apply for an extension of the US B2 visa from either the US or Australian Consulates in Vancouver?
2) Will she be allowed to cross back over into the US or be forced to stay in Canada?
3) Will they grant her an extension at all if she is now using the Canadian WHV?
I have directed them to both the US and Australian Consulates in Vancouver, giving them addresses and phone numbers. I have also sent them every link I could find concerning B2 visas and extensions - stressing this has to be attended to immediately. (A family obligation requires Tarzan to be back in the US in September or suffer the wrath of his daughter.)
Also, since Jane will be allowed to work on her WHV, Tarzan would also like to find employment for these few months.
1) Is it legal for a US citizen to seek Canadian employment for a short-term period?
2) Any particular documentation, besides the US passport, required?
3) Shit outa luck?
Again, I hope that all makes some sense. Having never applied for a visa, I'm at a loss except for sending them links and pointing them to the Consulates. Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!