Submitting 221(g) Documents

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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 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 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 document pickup location. You will receive a copy of the 221(g) submission slip to keep for your records.

Step 4

Your documents will be delivered to the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo.

Step 5

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo 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.

As of November 1, 2021, all documents sent or received through the majority of Mail Boxes Etc (MBE) branches will have a cost for collecting or receiving documents. This will apply to any active visa application. For more information and details about this new service, please enter the following link