5-month rule and F-1 Validity

Sanyukta Oak

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I am a Student from Mumbai, India and I have a valid F-1 Visa. I flew to USA in January '17 for Spring which was when I realised that I can complete my Mater's Program in one year instead of the two-year program if I register for Fall. Hence I flew back to India within 4 days. Now I got my new I-20 from the same university to attend the Fall session. Under such circumstances is my current VISA still valid? Do I have to apply for a new one or I can fly with the same visa and a valid I20? Does the 5-month rule apply in my case?


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