I have exceeded 20 hours limit unintentionally in first week of my new job. Now I am given option of reinstatement or reentry. As the reinstatement could take upto 9 months as told by my DSO, I am focussed more on reentering from Mexico or Canada. My question is, If the SEVIS is terminated for this reason, is my F1 visa still valid? Do I need to take tourist visa for either country and apply for new US visa in that country?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.