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 Embassy until you submit those documents.

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

Step 1

Click here to print a Document Submission Letter. Complete the checklist manually.

Step 2

Proceed to the nearest TNT Express office. Take the 221(g) letter given to you at the Embassy, the 221(g) Document Submission Letter printed from Atlas and all documents requested (including your passport, if instructed by the embassy) in your 221(g) letter.

Step 3

Drop off your documents (including passport, if instructed) at the TNT Express document collection office. TNT Express gives you a copy of your airway bill as a receipt for your documents.

Step 4

TNT Express delivers your documents to the Embassy.

Step 5

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