Submitting 221(g) Documents

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Overview

The U.S. Embassy/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 U.S. Embassy/Consulate until you submit those documents.

All documents and information requested in a 221(g) letter must be submitted at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate 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

    If more documentation is required of you, the Consular Officer will give you a letter during your interview with information about submitting documents to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

    Step 2

    Bring your 221(g) letter and your documents to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate between 8:30am and 11:30am Monday – Friday within one year of receiving your 221(g) letter.

    Step 3

    The U.S. Embassy/Consulate will notify you when you can collect your documents and your passport. If issued, your passport will contain your visa. You may also receive a new 221(g) letter.