My cousin sister is out of status since mid october 2012, she is looking forward for reinstatement. what should we do.

Asked over 1 year ago - Houston, TX

My cousin sister transferred her school to texas from chicago. and started school on jan 2013. by the time the int. advisor asked for the transfer of the sevis, on march the current school were informed that her sevis was dropped on oct 2012. by now its been 7 months, we are thinking about reinstatement... but will it be okay to file for reinstatement by now for her???

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  1. Lynne Rogers Feldman

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . Reinstatement is discretionary and depends on the facts of your case. If you can get the school's support this would help. You should have the specifics of your case reviewed by an immgiration attorney. You also have the option to take the I-20 and go overseas to get back in status.

    Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
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    San Diego, CA 92108
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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Talk you her DSO.

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS; email:; Phone: (866)... more
  3. Theodore John Murphy


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Consult with an immigration attorney now. It is possible but not likely.

    The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be... more

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