My daughter is on F1 and completed her graduation in May 20. With an intent to continue her studies by changing educational level she did not opt for OPT.
She got admission in new course for Fall 20 and was issued I-20. In view of the rising COVID cases, the classes are expected to be online.
The recent guidance by Sevis stipulate that those attending online classes should return to their home country, else they would be considered violating Visa terms and out of status.
But for this new guidance, she would have been enrolled in new course within 5 months of her completing previous course.
My question is, since she has already completed 60 days grace period, will she be considered as ‘overstayed’ in case she is constrained to return home eventually?
If so, is there any way out to avoid this situation (other than attending in-person classes)?