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Miss., I don't have the Immigrant Visa Case Number needed in

Hi, Miss. Jones,I don't have...
Hi, Miss. Jones,I don't have the Immigrant Visa Case Number ***** in CEAC. All I have is my basic information and passport number. Can I check my VISA status with those informations? And some other lawyer told me that I can remain "out of status" for 5 months. If I can get a new F1 VISA in 5 months, I'll be OK. But some officer from my home country told me that I have to try to re-apply VISA now, otherwise, I will have to be sent out of the U.S. I want to know who is right and what should I do now?
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For the CEAC check you do need to have your case number ***** order to use the online system.

Since you don't have it, you can try contacting the (NVC) National Visa Center over the phone at (603)(###) ###-####/strong>. They may be able to assist you once you provide the other identifying information you do have.

As far as being out of status, yes you do have 5 months in which you can try to get your F1 reinstated.

In order to apply for reinstatement of your F1 status, you'll need to submit the following:

  1. Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
  2. A properly completed SEVIS Form I-20 indicating the DSO’s recommendation for reinstatement
  3. Form I-94 (for the student and each family member)
  4. Supporting statement
  5. Filing fee

I hope that helps!

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