Important Notice!
Beginning November 1, 2021, submitting documents to post via TNT/FedEx will be considered a premium service to be paid for by the applicant. Applicants desiring to submit their documents via TNT/FedEx should follow the instructions provided on this page after November 1. The fee, payable online, is 6 USD per applicant (in BGN at the exchange rate of your bank, applicable on the day of payment).

Pick-up/drop-off services at TNT/FedEx’s head office location in Sofia at Nedelcho Bonchev 35 will remain available free of charge.

Submitting Documents

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Overview

The U.S. Embassy 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 until you submit those documents.

All documents and information requested in a 221(g) letter should be submitted at the TNT/FedEx head office (Nedelcho Bonchev 35, Sofia) free of charge or through premium (paid) drop-off/home collection service 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 Documents

Step 1

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

Step 2

Once you have prepared your application documents, submit them through TNT/FedEx using one of the three options:

    • Submission at TNT/FedEx’s head office at Nedelcho Bonchev 35 in Sofia (free of charge)

Submit all the necessary documents to the location.

    • Submission at a premium TNT/FedEx location after making the required payment of 6 USD (rendered in Bulgarian Leva at the exchange rate applicable on the day of payment).

In order to make the payment, navigate to this page. Complete the required information, which includes adding your UID number and preferred TNT/FedeEx office in the ‘Notes’ field. This is mandatory information. The UID number is located on the right-hand side of the screen next to your username on your ustraveldocs.com profile. Each applicant must make an individual payment with their own UID number.

    • Home collection- you may request a TNT/FedEx courier to collect your documents for submission from home/office address in Bulgaria after making the required payment of 6 USD (rendered in Bulgarian Leva at the exchange rate applicable on the day of payment).

In order to make the payment, navigate to this page. Complete the required information, which includes adding your UID number in the ‘Notes’ field. The UID number is located on the right-hand side of the screen next to your username on your ustraveldocs.com profile. Each applicant must make an individual payment with their own UID number.

Tick the box labeled “My Billing and Shipping address are different”. A dropdown window will be displayed, where you must fill out the preferred address for the collection, as shown in the example below. Write your information and address in Latin letters. Make sure you include correct postal code. A courier will come to pick up the documents within two business days after the payment is confirmed. Please plan accordingly, as a person should be present at the moment of pick-up.

Failure to include the UID, drop-off location or complete address will result in delays in the application process. The UID may be found in the upper right corner of your ustraveldocs profile – example below.

 

Step 3

Within two days after payment confirmation, you’ll receive an email from usgss_bulgaria@vfsglobal.com containing the airway bill (AWB). Please check junk or spam folders if you have not received it within this timeframe. In case you have selected a home collection the date of the collection will be indicated on the airway bill (AWB).

Step 4

Please print out the airway bill (AWB) before proceeding to a TNT/FedEx location or before the date noted on the airway bill in order to submit all required documents. Failure to provide the AWB will result in service delays and possible additional payment.

The only free option is personally dropping your documents off at the TNT/Fedex location at Nedelcho Bonchev 35 in Sofia. All other locations or home collection by a courier incur a premium fee of 6 USD – see Step 2.

Step 5

TNT/FedEx delivers your documents to the Embassy.

Step 6

When the Embassy is ready they will hand over your documents to TNT Express. TNT Express returns your documents and your passport to you at your chosen document pick-up location. If issued, your passport will contain your visa. You may also receive a new 221(g) letter with additional requirements from the Embassy.