221(g) Procedure and Submission

The U.S. Embassy may issue 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 such a time as you submit those documents.

All additional documents and information asked for by the Embassy in a 221(g) letter should be submitted at the nearest courier location within one year from the date the 221(g) letter was given to you. Failure to submit the required information within one year will result in the suspension of the application and a new application (and all associated fees) would be required in order to continue the application process.

Procedure for submitting 221(g) documents to the Embassy

Step 1: Print a 221(g) submission slip. This slip must be presented to the courier office. Applicants who wish to modify the courier address can modify the courier address through this link.

Step 2: Take your 221(g) submission slip, 221(g) letter provided by the Embassy and all other documents required by the Embassy to the nearest courier office.

Step 3: At the courier office, submit all the documents and the 221(g) submission slip. The courier will provide you with an airway bill copy to acknowledgement receipt of the 221(g) documents.

Step 4: The courier will submit your documents to the Embassy.

Step 5: Your passport, with an issued visa inside it, or a new 221(g) letter will be returned to you at the address provided when you scheduled your interview.