Security Regulations

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Do not bring laptop computers to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  You may not enter the building with a laptop computer.  You may not leave laptop computers at the security checkpoint. 

You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy or Consulate while carrying any of the following battery-operated or electronic devices such as:

  • Mobile phones
  • Digital watches
  • Cameras
  • Audio recorders
  • Tablets
  • Portable music players

Please note that these electronic devices will be kept at the security checkpoint when you enter the U.S. Consulate building. Your electronic devices will be returned to you when your business is completed.

Additional Prohibited Items

  • Large shoulder bags/purses - only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted
  • Bags such as travel bags, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, leather, cloth bags, and zip folders - you can only carry plastic bags containing application-related papers
  • Food and liquid items
  • Sealed envelopes or packages
  • Cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters
  • Sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files
  • Weapons or explosive materials of any kind
  • Laptop computers

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

There is no facility at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate 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 U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Only visa applicants with scheduled interviews will be admitted.