I am an alien-student with a F1-visa stamped on my passport on 9th March 2020. The earliest admission date mentioned on my I-20 is 11th April 2020.
But due to COVID-19, I never happen to depart to the U.S. Now I am planning to depart for next semester either in Summer track Two or in Fall 2020. My question is how long my visa remains valid ?
(Since I have not utilized the visa for entry, I am curious if rule of 5 months outside of the U.S. still applies in my case before the SEVIS record is expired and new visa is required.)