She was last in the U.S. in 2007 for a few months. Prior to that she was in the U.S. for a few months to receive her green and I believe this was in 2003. She has been living in Iran since her last trip in 2007. During her absence from the U.S., she has been taking care of my father who 86 and has Alzheimer's and has medical records/letters to prove it. My father is unable to travel so she has not been able to bring him to the U.S. and she has had to stay with him. I am a U.S. citizen and will be taking care of my father for the next few years so that my mother can return to the U.S. and apply for U.S. citizenship. Can you please let me know if customs will deny her re-entry even considering her age and situation? Thank you for your time. I appreciate any advice that you can provide.
Not unless she is granted a returning resident's visa.
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My colleagues are correct ... she appears to have never established her residence in the US, or has abandoned it.
She needs to apply at the US Consul (probably in Turkey) for a returning resident visa.
You should talk to an immigration lawyer ... there is a good chance that she will be denied a returning resident visa and may need to be sponsored all over again.
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