I think I have accrued 1 day overstay on an F1 visa in the USA, beyond the 60-day grace period. Different online tools give different results. My 60-day grace period began on October 24th, 2017 (date on document) and I left on December 23rd 2017. I thought it was 60 days. I'm confused.

How does USCIS calculate the grace period?

  • Do you mean you graduated on Oct 24 (or Oct 23)? Or your I-20 ended on on Oct 24 (or Oct 23)?
    – user102008
    May 31, 2018 at 18:37
  • @user102008 as noted in the comments to the related question on Travel, October 24th is the date on which Gator received an H-1B rejection notice. However, in this question it is said to be the date on the document. I suggested that by inductive reasoning, if a 1-day grace period would mean having to leave on the 25th, then a 60-day period would mean having to leave on the 23rd, but I don't know if this is actually how USCIS calculates it, so I suggested asking here.
    – phoog
    May 31, 2018 at 18:50
  • @ user102008 I got H1b denial notice on October 24th and I was told by my lawyer and school DSO that I have 60 days to sort out my things ( car,furniture etc). Like phoog said, I don't know how actually USCIS calculates grace period, phoog's way make sense. Any inputs will be helpful
    – Gator
    Jun 1, 2018 at 8:58


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