Submitting 221(g) 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 nearest U.S. Embassy 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 Consular Section at ConSec@state.gov. Attachments must not exceed 3MB.

Original Documents via Mail
If you received instructions to send original documents by mail, please take the following steps:

Step 1

Click here to print a 221(g) Document Submission Letter. Complete the checklist.

Step 2

Send your documents by TNT courier. To do so, visit the TNT office in Vilnius. Submit the 221(g) letter given to you at the Embassy, the 221(g) Document Submission Letter, and all other documents requested (including your passport, if instructed by the Embassy) in your 221(g) letter.

Step 3

TNT will deliver your documents to the Embassy.

Step 4

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