I left the country after the voting of the Congress 2 years ago.
I want to continue Grad school which I had started in the US prior to these 7 years (as tourist or overstayed, I could not reapply).
I lost my passport the night before my departure and that was not recorded.
It is going to be 3 years in September, that I left. Would it make any difference to wait until then to try reapplying for a student visa, considering I overstayed for more than a year?
Hardship in the country of origin, as lack of recognition for my abilities, could turn into my favor?
Having a great lot to offer in my area, to the US, as well?
Usually, overstayed wavers go in favor or against prospective students?