In 2014 summer, I fell out of student status due to an oversight (I-20 expiry). I remained in US for 15 days from the date I-20 was expired before I realized the mishap. I came back to US with a new SEVIS and I-20 by travel and re-entry option of reinstatement of US. After a semester I graduated and moved to Canada eversince. Assuming, F1 has a D/S and that the reinstatement corrected my mistake, in a recent DOS application for B1/B2 I put a 'no' to the question where they ask if I have overstayed. I have a VISA interview day after tomorrow for B1/B2. My question is, is my past violation of student status going to be an issue during the VISA interview? Should I admit voluntarily to the officer about my past violation, even though I chose 'no' option for the overstay question?
Only answer what you are being asked. When you were reinstated did they consider you an over stay?
JUST BECAUSE I ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU MY CLIENT.
I'm not quite sure that I understand what you mean when you said "travel and re-entry option of reinstatement"
I suggest that you gently mention the 15 days 'minor' overstay during your interview.
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