Submitting 221(g) Documents

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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 U.S. Embassy until you submit those documents.

All documents and information requested in a 221(g) letter should be submitted 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

Electronic Copies via Email

If you received instructions to send via email an electronic copy of a document, send it in PDF to the U.S. Embassy which issued your 221(g) letter. Attachments must not exceed 3MB.

We regret to inform you that the address has been discontinued. Please send supporting documents to your visa application to

Original Documents via Mail

If you received instructions to send by mail original documents, please take the following steps.

Step 1

When you are ready to submit the application documents, please send us an e-mail to and we will send you an address label which will allow you to mail a parcel containing your documents to the Consulate free of charge. You should receive the e-mail within 1 – 2 business days.

Step 2

Please follow the instructions we have sent you together with the address label, to send your your package with the 221(g) letter given to you at the U.S. Embassy and all documents requested in your 221(g) letter with DHL Norway.

Step 3

The DHL Norway delivers your documents to the U.S. Embassy.

Step 4

DHL Norway returns 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.