Submitting 221(g) Documents

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Overview

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

All documents and information requested in a 221(g) letter should be submitted at the nearest Posti 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 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 or Consulate which issued your 221(g) letter. Attachments must not exceed 3MB.

HelsinkiNIV@state.gov

Original Documents via Mail

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

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Step 1

When you are ready to submit the application documents, please send us an e-mail to support-finland@ustraveldocs.com and we will send you an address label which will allow you to mail the parcel containing the application documents to the Consulate free of charge.

You should receive the e-mail within 1 – 2 business days. Address label will be sent from do-not-reply@ustraveldocs.com. Please also check your junk/spam mailboxes to see if the message has been routed there.

Step 2

Visit an Itella Post office. Take your 221(g) submission slip, the 221(g) letter given to you at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate and all documents requested in your 221(g) letter and use the pre-paid address label to mail the documents to the US Consulate.

Step 3

Posti returns your documents and your passport to you at your chosen pick-up location. If issued, your passport will contain your visa. You may also receive a new 221(g) letter.