Pending Immigrant Visa Application Under 221(g) - India Process
If you receive a 221(g) letter at the time of your immigrant visa interview, that means that additional documents or information is needed for processing of your immigrant visa, and until that can be provided, your case will be put on hold.

In this case, please follow the procedure as described below:
  1. Collect the additional documents and/or information as specified in your 221(g) letter.

  2. Within one year of the date specified on the 221(g) letter, visit the nearest VFS Application Center of the Consular Zone, where you interviewed. In other words, if you were interviewed at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, you can visit any of the VFS application centers in Northern India. Similarly, for those who were interviewed at the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, you can visit any of the VFS application centers in Southern India and so on.

  3. When visiting the VFS, carry following with you:
    • Original 221(g) letter.

    • Additional documents and/or information as specified in your 221(g) letter.

    • Original passports of all the family members who have applied together.

      In case the Consulate has retained your original passport, you must submit the photocopy.

  4. Pay the VFS logistics fee of Rs. 387/- (inclusive of Service Tax @10% and Education Cess Tax @0.30%) per applicant in cash at the VFS application center. VFS will issue you a receipt for the payment.

  5. VFS will forward your documents to the appropriate U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

  6. If everything is in order, your passport will be stamped with an immigrant visa, along with all other appropriate documents that will be couriered to you within 3 working days. Otherwise, another 221(g) letter will be couriered to you. Alternatively, you can also collect your passport and the documents across the counter at the VFS application center in the city where your immigrant visa interview was scheduled.