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I received the card in 2005. Since then I have been overseas

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Hello !!! I received the green card in 2005. Since then I have been overseas up to date . I went back every year to USA and in 2011 I was requested by immigration to apply for two years exception to entry USA. The rational was that I was not being enough time inside USA as required. Since then , I was not able to go back to USA anymore. I think , obviously , that I lost the green card due to this absent from USA. How I can confirm that the green card has been revoked and do I need to fill the I-407, Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status with the USA Embassy in Saudi Arabia Riyadh
JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?
Customer: ,No
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Nio
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
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Yes, unfortunately with an absence away from the US that long, your permanent residency would be considered abandoned.

You're not required to fill out the I-407; however if you do intend to re-apply for your green card or another visa to the US, then you will be required to first submit the I-407 before you can submit another visa or residency petition.

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Thanks .... I will be waiting
I am planning to visit USA in 2018 .... So...from your answer I need to go to the USA Embassy and summit the I-407 form , get it stamped from the Embassy and then apply for a entry visa as tourist
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
It this conclusion correct ? I will proceed to request an appointment with the Embassy to proceed with needed tasks.....please confirm

Yes, that's correct.

You need to submit the I-407 to the US embassy.

After that, you'd be able to apply for a tourist visa.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Thousand Thanks .... I will proceed as discussed

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