Security Regulations

Overview

You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General while carrying any of the following items:

  • battery-operated or electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital diaries, digital watches, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, laptops, or portable music players
  • large shoulder bags/purses - only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted
  • sealed envelopes or packages
  • liquids and bottles
  • cosmetics or other powdery substances
  • cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters
  • sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files
  • weapons or explosive materials of any kind

This list is not exhaustive. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff.

There is no facility at the Embassy/Consulate general to store prohibited items. You must make arrangements to store these items before you enter the Embassy/Consulate General.

Due to security considerations, there is no information window for walk-in visitors at the Embassy or the Consulate General. Only visa applicants with scheduled interviews will be admitted into the Embassy/Consulate General. There is no location for non-applicants to wait at the Embassy/Consulate General.