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  1. When I completed my year of OPT, I emailed my school and this was the correspondence: Response: I'm not entirely sure what this means. I called my embassy and the lady on the helpdesk said yes the 5-month rule applies since its a new i20 so I have to schedule an F1 visa again. I really do not want the hassle of applying for a new F1 Visa, scheduling an interview, or doing the interview drop box if the embassy DOES NOT control admission into the US. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does. They are a part of Homeland Security. Fully separate from Department of State and embassies. I thought the CBP doesn't care if you continue to use a valid visa. Their response for the last decade plus has been, "a valid visa is a valid visa". Would it be sufficient to notify my school before I receive the i20 that I have a renewed F1 visa? Also, on my renewed visa there is an annotation with my practical training date on it. Would this affect my arrival at the US port of entry?
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