I am currently out of status after the expiry of my OPT and trying to reinstate my F-1 status. My school DSO said the five month clock started counting after the last day of my OPT but a lawyer I consulted said the clock started after the 60 day grace period. Does the out of status period include the 60 day grace period?
My understanding is that the clock begins after the 60-day grace period, as the 60-day grace period is not considered a period of unlawful presence.
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