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 U.S. Embassy until you submit those documents.

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

Original Documents via Mail
Step 1

After the interview the consular officer will give you a pre-paid label and a 221g letter. Collect the supporting documents requested in your 221(g) letter

Step 2

Put the documents and the 221g letter into an envelope, place the address label on it and then take it to the nearest Post Nord office location. Please hand it over to an employee indicating that it has to be sent with Receiver Pays Postage option. The Post office employee will apply a sticker/barcode on the envelope’s address label and give you a receipt containing the tracking number.

Step 3

Post Nord delivers your documents to the U.S. Embassy

Step 4

Post Nord returns your documents and your passport to you at your chosen document delivery address. If issued, your passport will contain your visa. You may also receive a new 221(g) letter.