Submitting 221(g) Documents

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Overview

The U.S. Embassy or Consulate may give you a 221(g) letter directing you to submit additional documents or information related to your visa application. Your application will be kept on hold at the Embassy or Consulate until you submit those documents.

All documents and information requested in a 221(g) letter should be submitted at the nearest authorized DHL document pickup location within one year from the date you received the 221(g) letter. Failure to submit the required information within one year will result in the suspension of your visa application. You will be required to submit a new visa application and pay all associated fees in order to continue with your visa application process.

How to Submit 221(g) Documents

Step 1

Click here to print a Document Submission Letter. Complete the checklist manually.

Step 2

Go to the nearest authorized DHL document pickup location. Take your 221(g) submission slip, the 221(g) letter given to you at the Embassy or Consulate, and all documents requested in your 221(g) letter.

Step 3

Drop-off your documents and the 221(g) submission slip at the DHL document collection office. DHL will acknowledge the 221(g) submission slip for you to keep for your records.

Step 4

DHL delivers your documents to the Embassy or Consulate.

Step 5

DHL returns your documents and your passport to you at your chosen document delivery pickup location. If issued, your passport will contain your visa. You may also receive a new 221(g) letter.