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I have a valid M1visa but my i_20 expired I spoke with the

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I have a valid M1visa but my i_20 expired I spoke with the school they said I have to leave the country and renter again . Is that true
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Did it just expire? If so, why didn't you leave when it expired? If it was terminated, why was it terminated?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No , it is expiring August 9th
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Because your program is done? How long have you been on M-1 status?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No my program is not done yet but the I_20 is expiring on August 9 and I need to do an extension to remain in the country legally. About 1 year . The period of my visa is 2 years
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The visa is expired August 2018
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

If your program has not ended, then why is your I-20 ending? Did you speak to your DSO about this?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Because I got delayed . I spoke to the DSO , said we will request you extension and issue a new I_20 but you have to leave the country then re enter
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

What was the reason you were delayed?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Weather.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm doing flight training
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

The problem I see is that the M-1 is very particular about extensions. The only extensions I see possible is for job training and you get one month for every 4 months of study when your program ends. The DSO is in the best position to determine if you have to leave or not to get a new I-20. Is there some reason why you are hesitant to travel to get the new I-20?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am worried about travel because the I-20 will be in process when I'm entering the states.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

What country are you from that you are worried about travel?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
You did not ask my question!!!!
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Answer
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Can you please answer my question
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Do you go to a doctor and tell them that something hurts and expect the doctor not to ask questions about the situation to give you the right answer?

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

If I ask you a question, it's because I need to know to try to help you. Do you want me to help you or not?

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Then why are you afraid to travel? What country are you from?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Saudi Arabia
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The DSO asked me to travel to any country
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Ok. I was worried that it was a banned country. Still, you will need to speak to your DSO abut your concerns. This is the official link:

https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/2015/11/how-does-an-m-1-student-file-for-an-extension

If you have a valid reason for not traveling, explain this to the DSO but you MUST file the extension before there are less than 15 days from the 9th of August. If you file with less than 15 days from the 9th, it will be too late. So speak to your DSO immediately to get them to approve a new I-20 and file an I-539 to extend your stay without leaving. It is possible, but under very strict circumstances.

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 3 months ago

Hello. I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? Please let me know. Thank you!

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 3 months ago

Thank you for your kindness and respect. Good luck to you.

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