F1 visa expires on july 5th 2013 will it be a problem if i travel outside US from may 10 to june 20th 2013

Asked almost 2 years ago - Dallas, TX

Im in status and have a valid i20 reason i want to go is i need surgery and it is cheaper in my country than here.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar


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    Answered . Tough choice. If you leave, you risk having problems being readmitted, and if so being readmitted only for a few days, until July 5th.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Technically it will be possible to return w/ 15 days left on the visa.

    But, consider this ... what if there are problems/complications with the surgery that require you to spend more time in recovery and, therefore, are unable to fly?

    Consider getting a new visa stamp while back home ... talk to your foreign student adviser.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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