Submitting 221(g) Documents

Overview

The U.S. Embassy/Consulate General 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/Consulate General until you submit those documents.

All documents and information requested in a 221(g) letter should be submitted at the nearest VFS document collection office 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 the Submit Documents button at the bottom of this page to print a 221(g) submission slip. You must take this slip to the VFS document collection office when you drop-off your documents for delivery to the Embassy/Consulate General. Clicking the Submit Documents button also allows you to change your document delivery address, if you wish.

    Step 2

    Go to the nearest VFS document collection office office. Take your 221(g) submission slip, the 221(g) letter given to you at the Embassy/Consulate General, and all documents requested in your 221(g) letter.

    Step 3

    Drop-off your documents and the 221(g) submission slip at the VFS document collection office. The VFS document collection office will give you a copy of your airway bill as a receipt for your documents.

    Step 4

    VFS document collection office will deliver your documents to the Embassy/Consulate General.

    Step 5

    VFS document collection office will return your documents and your passport to you at your chosen document delivery address. If issued, your passport will contain your visa. You may also receive a new 221(g) letter.