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Hi, I write for my girlfriend. She will finish a master on May 18, 2005 and plans to start a doctoral degree which should start around August 2005. She is now on F-1 with a visa valid until 2008. Her I-20, however, is valid until 5/18/05.
Is she able to stay in the USA between 5/18/05 and the start of the doctoral program? The student office claims that she can stay as long as she informs them and applies for a new I-20 no later than the end of June. Is this information correct?
What if she temporarily leaves the country between 5/18 and August (say vacation to homeland)? Can she do that and return as F-1? My guess is no if she has no new I-20, but yes if she has it. Please correct me if I am wrong.
I have more questions, but will leave it to other posts for now.