I am on a F1 student visa, I completed my 60 day grace period so my old I20 and sevis got completed.and then I got accepted by my new school and got issued a new I20. The new school told me I have to leave and reneter to be of lawful status again, but the US embassy in my country said I didn't have too. My school starts next week so there anyway I can stay or change my status without leaving the US?
The "new school" is right, as they are the ones appraised with all of USCIS' requirements for students - on a daily basis - Your "embassy" is not. Do as your new school instructed you.
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