Submitting 221(g) Documents

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Overview

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 U.S. Visa document delivery location operated by VFS Global 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.

Starting from June 1, 2022, document delivery of 221 (g) documents to the U.S. Embassy become premium. The fee for the delivery service is 32.5 USD (in Russian Rubles at the applicable exchange rate) per applicant.

How to Submit 221(g) Documents

    Step 1

    Click here to print the immigrant document submission letter. You must take this slip to the U.S. Visa document delivery location operated by VFS Global when you drop-off your documents for delivery to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

    Step 2

    Go to the nearest U.S. Visa document delivery locations operated by VFS Global. Take your:

    1. 221(g) submission slip
    2. the 221(g) letter given to you at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate
    3. Consent to the processing of personal data, and
    4. All documents requested in your 221(g) letter.
    Step 3

    Drop-off your documents and the 221(g) submission slip at the U.S. Visa document delivery locations operated by VFS Global and pay the delivery fee in the branch at the time of submission. The fee for the delivery service is 32.5 USD (in Russian Rubles at the applicable exchange rate) per applicant. The officer of U.S. Visa document delivery location operated by VFS Global will give you a copy of your airway bill as a receipt for your documents.

    Step 4

    The document delivery vendor will deliver your documents to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

    Step 5

    The document delivery vendor will return your documents and your passport to you at your chosen document delivery location. If issued, your passport will contain your visa. You may also receive a new 221(g) letter.