A friend of mine (who's on an F-1 visa) did the following:
- Graduated on the 29th of May, 2017
- Fixed his OPT start date as the 21st of July
- Got the one-year STEM extension, which ends today (21st July, 2018)
My question is this: He's leaving on the Monday, 23rd of July. I want to know if this is safe. I've been told that there's a 2 month grace period, but from how I understand it, it's only at the end of graduation, and NOT when his OPT period expires.
Will be face consequences (both now and in the future, when he might want to return to the USA) if he leaves 2 days after this OPT period expires?