Security Regulations

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

  • 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 to store prohibited items. You must make arrangements to store these items before entering.

Due to security considerations, there is no information window for walk-in visitors at the Embassy. Only visa applicants with scheduled interviews will be admitted.

In addition, cell phones, iPads, iPods, personal laptops and other electronic devices are not permitted in the consular waiting area. We recommend that applicants leave electronic devices at home; having them in purses or pockets will slow the security screening process for all applicants.