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Well, it's actually a bit more complicated then that. I originally submitted my Affidavit of Support, along with my wife's DS-260 supporting evidence, and my Grandma's Affidavit of support as the sole joint sponsor. Turns out I left my household income blank instead of putting a 0 (all of my income was foreign). So they sent me a request to refill the form, which I did immediately and sent in. I tracked it through DHL and DHL says it was delivered and has a signature of "G Peters." After not hearing anything for two weeks I contacted the NVC today and they said they have no record of having received this package. They said that I need to send an email with a document from DHL showing a signature that proves that the NVC has it, at which point they will start to look for it. But of course it could take them 45 days to even read this email and then they might not find it.

I want to just send in a new document, but I was holding off on filing my taxes so that everything will be right on the document I sent, and if I send in a new document, it will have to include my tax return for 2014. I filed those taxes today, but I was told that I have to wait until the IRS has reviewed my tax forms until I can send in 2014's tax returns.

The third thing I was told is that I can petition to have my case expedited, in which case I can just bring my tax documents to the Embassy here in Chile. I have what seems to me a good reason to have the case expedited: first, the NVC lost my documents, which has greatly delayed the process, and second, I am supposed to start a Economics PhD in the United States on the 1st of August which will make it difficult to be here for the interview if it is too late. Are these good enough reasons to get a case expedited?

The fourth thing they told me is that if there is another error on another form that I submit that they will just forward the case to the Chilean Embassy anyway, and I will have to bring the documentation to the interview. Can anyone confirm this? Is there any drawback to this? Do you think I can just send in my 2014 taxes right now, and if the NVC gets to them before the IRS that this will count as an error and the case will be forwarded to the Chilean embassy?

Any advice for what I should do? Should I contact my Senator?

This is a nightmare. All for a blank in place of a 0.

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NVC losing your documents is a valid reason to request an expedite, starting a PhD program is not.

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That's crazy. Your spouse should really contact their congressman. Loosing someone's packet is not ok.

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So my expedite request went through and my case has been forwarded to the Embassy. Thanks so much!

One question, I sent a request over email to find my original mail, and a sent in a new AOS form. Do I have to worry about these at all? Will they be forwarded to the embassy if they are received in a week or so, or do they just get put in the garbage?

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