Submitting 221(g) Documents

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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 should be submitted at the nearest VFS Global document collection office in Almaty or Nur-Sultan (a free service) or by using the optional premium (paid) drop off service 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

    Click the Open Document button at the bottom of this page to open a 221(g) submission slip. You must complete this slip and take it to the VFS Global document collection office when you drop-off your documents for delivery to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate. Or you can use premium drop off service and submit your documents via one of 20 DHL offices.

    Step 2

    Go to the nearest VFS Global or DHL document collection office. Take your 221(g) submission slip, the 221(g) letter given to you at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate, and all documents requested in your 221(g) letter.

    Step 3

    Drop-off your documents and the 221(g) submission slip at the VFS Global or DHL document collection office. They will give you a copy of your airway bill as a receipt for your documents.

    Step 4

    VFS Global will deliver your documents to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

    Step 5

    Once your visa application is approved, your documents will be returned to you by one of the two delivery options you have chosen. If issued, your passport will contain your visa. You may also receive a new 221(g) letter.