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 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 Consulate which issued your 221(g) letter. Attachments must not exceed 3MB.

ConSec@state.gov

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

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.

Step 2

Contact the Embassy at ConSec@state.gov to schedule a time to drop off your documents.