I am preparing for an interview in us embassy as I got selected for diversity visa lottery. I have lived in four countries since age 16 and have police records from three of them. The fourth one, Venezuela, is refusing to issue one because i lost my old residency card (i lived there 1994-1999), they require a copy. I have the ID number but they are refusing to do it with the number only. Going on an interview for a family of four is expensive (just visa fees and medical are $2,500) plus we have to travel to another country (another $2,500). Will they decline if this one paper is missing (don't want to waste money if yes)? Would it help to go to Venezuela and get some statement from them that they won't issue it and the reason why? Would it help to get a sworn statements from people I knew or worked with during that time in Venezuela?
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