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My wife is a green card holder. I worked as a DoD contractor. We purchased land in North Carolina. We have two children (American Citizens). She went two years without traveling to the US. Now, the American Consulate in Ankara, Turkey says that her Green Card isn't . It hasn't expired. We applied for re-entry. He stated that she was never a resident and that she was only a resident in her head. So, I am thinking of applying for a spouse visa and starting the green card process over again. I moved to Washington State in January to work at Fairchild Air Base. Now, I am in working for the City of San Diego. I want my wife and children here with me. I have already bought open plane tickets for my wife and both children. What to do? Will they let her enter the country while traveling with out two sons? Any thoughts? I want to get them here before school starts in September.

Lawyer's Assistant: What is the expiration date? Has a renewal or extension request been made?

02/27/2023 is the expiration date.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer?

Not yet, we went to the consulate to ask advice first. Now, we are thinking of getting a lawyer.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not really

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