Security Regulations


You should bring only the required documents in an unsealed transparent plastic bag or folder. Mobile phones and most purses/bags are not permitted. We do not provide a facility for storage of any items. The following items are prohibited:

  • Battery-operated or electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital diaries, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, flash drives, memory sticks, Blue Tooth devices, laptop or tablet computers and portable music players
  • Large shoulder bags/purses, travel bags, backpacks, briefcases or suitcases. Only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted like unsealed plastic bags containing application-related papers, small cloth bags and zip folders
  • Food or drink items
  • Cosmetics (including, but not limited to, spray perfume/cologne and talcum/baby powder)
  • Sealed envelopes or packages
  • Flammable items such as Cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters
  • Sharp objects, including scissors, pocketknives ,pen knives or nail files
  • Weapons, weapon-like objects, or explosive material of any kind
  • Long Handled Umbrella's (longer than 40 cm when closed)

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

For further information, please visit the U.S. Embassy, Abidjan's website.