I've a little query that i hope someone can help me with.
I was in the states for 16 months a few years back.
J1 visa. I initially had it for 12 months but decided to extend it for 4. Extension was successful and i received a new ds2019 with expiry date 12/5/08.
I ended up finishing my placement on the 21st November. The university said i should technically work right up to the expiry date but made no big deal of it since i'd done so well on the program.
I also had an opportunity to go to AZ for thanksgiving too.
I ended up leaving the states on the 22nd December 08. I knew i had 30 days grace so i was well within with my ds 2019 being 5th Dec.
But it was 32 days after finishing my placement.
I now feel angry because i'm scared i overstayed. If my grace period started on the day after i left my placement then i did.
Can anyone shed some light onto my situation?