Security Regulations


Entry to all U.S. government facilities is strictly controlled, similar to that encountered in international air travel. Please do not bring the following items as there are no storage lockers at or near the embassy or consulate.

  • All battery operated or electronic gadgets such as laptops, mobile phones, USB, chargers, cables, power bank, earphones, wireless earphones, smart watches, remote car keys, cameras, tablet devices, etc.
  • All large, bulky bags, such as travel bags, over the shoulder purses, backpacks, briefcases, or suitcases. Please limit your hand-carry items to a small purse and plastic folder containing your application documents.
  • Any food or consumable. Drinking water is available.
  • Sealed envelopes or packages.
  • Cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarette (vape), lighters or other flammables.
  • Any sharp objects such as scissors, knives of any size, cutter, nail clippers, etc.
  • Weapons or explosive material of any kind.

The list provided above is not exhaustive. All persons and their belongings are subject to search. Other items may be prohibited based on security staff discretion. There is no facility at the Embassy to store prohibited items.

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.