Hello, I need some help in understanding this situation and what plan of action to take.
My F-1 status was terminated back in September of 2014, I transferred to a new school and was prompted to file my reinstatement procedure the October of 2014.
USCIS reinstatement was filed in Jan 2015.
I received a denial notice on October 2016 that my case was denied due to a delay in filing my reinstatement within the 5 months period and that I should leave the united states promptly as to not acquire unlawful presence (180 days max).
I filed in an I290-B, a motion to appeal the decision, presenting new evidence that I had been in an accident that prevented me from filing my case on time, also stating that my case was actually filed within the 5 months period according to the date I have from my DSO.
A notice on USCIS website under case status states that my case was denied on February 10th 2017. I have not received any letter yet.
Please, any advice on what I can do now? I am planning on returning back to my home country Nigeria to reapply. What is the risk involved that the consular office will grant me a new visa? As my visa is currently expired.
Help is appreciated. Thank you