Just because it was not discovered or flagged in the ESTA does not necessarily mean that the F-1 visa request will have the same outcome. If the ESTA did not ask you about overstays
, then it would not know about your overstays. It also could be that your overstay is unknown, or otherwise has not made it into the electronic version of your immigration
But when you apply for the F-1 visa, you will be asked about overstays, so the fact that this was not recognized in the ESTA application does not mean that it should not be divulged or will not be discovered in a more thorough check of your immigration history when you apply for the F-1.
Basically, this could mean good news, or it could mean nothing at all. In either case, you are required to provide truthful information about your immigration history if asked, and when you apply for the F-1 status, it should be told to the immigration authorities.
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