My SEVIS record got terminated since my school was shutdown in Jan 2011 and I would like to get a new initial attendance I20 and reenter USA with my old F1 Visa which is gonna expire in July 2011.
The school where I applied for an initial admission advised that I get a fresh Visa as the SEVIS number will change and hence the old visa with a different SEVIS number will no longer be valid.
Is this true? I wanted to seek expert opinion on this. Please advise.
I wonder if you were a student at the infamous Tri-Valley university? It is possible to reenter the US with an old unexpired F-1 for one school to attend a 2nd for which you have a valid I-20. But you need l to be prepared to answer all relevant questions regarding you previous and current studies. I strongly urge a consultation with a good immigration lawyer.
Scott D. Pollock