Yes. You will need to repetition your mother.
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You need to start the case all over again and file a new I-130
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Yes, definitely under the facts. You will need to file a new petition on your mom's behalf and of course, pay the fee again.
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Dear Asker: Unfortunately, since three years have passed since the visa's validity, you will need to refile the I-130 and begin all over again from the start. And yes, you will need to pay all the fees over again, there is no way around it. On the bright side, you probably still have a lot of the documentation from the previous filing. You may consider having an attorney assist you this time around to make sure that no unnecessary problems like these arise again. I'd be happy to answer any further questions you may have (My office is only about 40 minutes from you). Good luck!
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