I was denied an extension of stay on my tourist visa on Monday. I scheduled my flight back to the Philippines immediately - this week, Thursday. I will be scheduling an interview for my student visa application as soon as I get home. I just got my Form I-20 for the LLM Program from the university and started filling up the online form.
I have one question on one item: "Have you ever been unlawfully present, overstayed the amount of time granted by an immigration official or otherwise violated the terms of a U.S. visa?"
Do I answer NO since I are departing immediately upon receipt of the denial decision. During the entire pendency of the application, I was considered in legal status.
Or YES, and just explain why? I am afraid that it may sound as if I willfully violated the terms.