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AVR rule question - Day 1 CPT

dauntless84

Hero Member
Sep 25, 2017
235
36
Hi all,

I am currently on Day 1 CPT. My F1 Visa has been expired since 5 years. I carry a valid I-20 which has a program end date as of Dec 2020.

I intend to move to Canada, but first, I want to do a soft landing. Looking at many forums, I see success stories, which is a good thing. However, I am not 100% confident if AVR rule works or not. My Lawyers tell me it is fine.

Did it work for any of you guys? Should I be worried?

My University is Harrisbrg.


Niroop
 

Divya601

Newbie
Dec 4, 2019
6
0
Hi all,

I am currently on Day 1 CPT. My F1 Visa has been expired since 5 years. I carry a valid I-20 which has a program end date as of Dec 2020.

I intend to move to Canada, but first, I want to do a soft landing. Looking at many forums, I see success stories, which is a good thing. However, I am not 100% confident if AVR rule works or not. My Lawyers tell me it is fine.

Did it work for any of you guys? Should I be worried?

My University is Harrisbrg.


Niroop
Hi Niroop,

I am also in the same boat. Have u received any info on this
 

indpnv

Hero Member
Mar 16, 2018
732
319
United States
Hi all,

I am currently on Day 1 CPT. My F1 Visa has been expired since 5 years. I carry a valid I-20 which has a program end date as of Dec 2020.

I intend to move to Canada, but first, I want to do a soft landing. Looking at many forums, I see success stories, which is a good thing. However, I am not 100% confident if AVR rule works or not. My Lawyers tell me it is fine.

Did it work for any of you guys? Should I be worried?

My University is Harrisbrg.


Niroop
It's fine, as long as you have a valid I-20 (for F-1) or I-797 + I-94 (for H1) you can go to Canada or Mexico (Other countries like Bahamas also for F-1) for <30 days and re-enter US with an expired visa that's stamped on your passport.

Here are the links:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visa-expiration-date/auto-revalidate.html

https://www.ice.gov/sevis/travel#_Toc81222015
 

DHP260592

Full Member
Jan 2, 2020
33
2
Hi all,

I am currently on Day 1 CPT. My F1 Visa has been expired since 5 years. I carry a valid I-20 which has a program end date as of Dec 2020.

I intend to move to Canada, but first, I want to do a soft landing. Looking at many forums, I see success stories, which is a good thing. However, I am not 100% confident if AVR rule works or not. My Lawyers tell me it is fine.

Did it work for any of you guys? Should I be worried?

My University is Harrisbrg.


Niroop
Hi,

My F-1 is expired and currently enrolled in 2nd MS and on day 1 CPT. I plan to do softlanding on March 2nd. Did you end up going for AVR? Can you please share your AVR experience? What questions & documents did the border personnel ask?

Your response is highly appreciated.

Best regards,
Deep
 

DHP260592

Full Member
Jan 2, 2020
33
2
Hi Niroop,

I am also in the same boat. Have u received any info on this
Hi,
My F-1 is expired and currently enrolled in 2nd MS and on day 1 CPT. I plan to do softlanding on March 2nd. Did you end up going for AVR? Can you please share your AVR experience? What questions & documents did the border personnel ask?

Your response is highly appreciated.

Best regards,
Deep
 

chancan

Newbie
Jan 6, 2020
6
1
In the same boat. Expired F1, Day 1 CPT, and expiring CoPR by mid-August 2020. What happened to you guys!! Any luck crossing the border and back to the States. Keep updating for us people & yes, stay safe!!