Submitting 221(g) Documents

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

All documents and information requested in a 221(g) letter should be submitted as instructed on the sheet the officer provided to the applicant, either by email or – if an original document is specifically requested -- at the nearest S.F Express 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 termination 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

Electronic Copies via Email
If you received instructions to send via email an electronic copy of a document, please follow the instructions provided on the letter provided by the Consular Section.

Original Documents via Mail
If you received specific instructions to submit original documents, please take the following steps:

Step 1
Click here to print a Document Submission Letter. Complete the checklist manually.

Step 2
Go to the nearest S.F Express document collection office. Take your 221(g) submission slip, the 221(g) letter given to you at the Consulate General, and all documents requested in your 221(g) letter. You will be required to resubmit your passport (do not remove the sticker pasted on the back) and DS-160 again, when you submit the additional documents requested.

Effective April 17, 2023, Hong Kong applicants who have selected Shau Kei Wan pick up location can pick up their passports and submit their 221(g) documents for free at S.F. Express -  Unit 1, G/F, Centro-Sound Industrial Building, No.6, A Kung Ngam Village Road, Shau Kei Wan, Eastern District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. 

Applicants can select any other SFX pickup/drop-off locations for a fee of HKD 103 to be paid (cash only) at the counter when picking up their passports or dropping off their (221(g) documents from/at the 4 other locations in Hong Kong/ Macau:

  • Kwun Tong, Workshop No.1, G/F, Hung To Industrial Building, 80 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
  • Tsim Sha Tsui, Unit A, B & C,G/F, Eu Yan Sang Tower, Nos. 11-15 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  • Wan Chai, G/F, 182 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Effective January 26, 2023, applicants can choose again the Macau self-pickup location for their passport collection and 221(G) documents submission. The address is G/F, 3B Veng Fung Industrial Building, Rua Cinco Bairro Da Areia Preta, Macau. There is a pickup/ drop off fee of MOP 106 to be paid (cash only) at the counter

SFX Home / Office delivery will become premium for a fee of HKD 263 per passport, to be paid on delivery to the SFX courier (cash only).

Step 3
Drop-off your documents and the 221(g) submission slip at the S.F Express document collection office. S.F Express gives you a copy of your airway bill as a receipt for your documents.

Note: Please do not submit any documentation in a sealed envelope as this will be rejected by the US Embassy /Consulate. If you use an envelope to submit documents, it must remain open at all times.

Step 4
S.F Express delivers your documents to the Consulate General.

Step 5
S.F Express 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.