Security Regulations

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All visitors and their belongings are required to undergo security screening. Each person is required to have photo identification. Minors under the age of 18 who accompany adult visitors are not required to have identification. In order to speed up the process, please minimize the amount of metal jewelry and other metallic items that you bring/wear to the Embassy.

Prohibited Items

Visitors should only bring the necessary documents to complete the visa application process with them. Large bags, such as backpacks and suitcases, will not be permitted inside the compound. Sealed envelopes of any type, food, and containers with more than 3 ounces of liquid are also not allowed. The Embassy does not provide storage for any personal objects; please take the necessary precautions.

This regulation does not apply to baby or diaper bags. Bags containing necessary medicine or medical devices are also allowed after verification and screening.

Electronic items are not allowed inside the Embassy. Prohibited items include but are not limited to cellular phones, cameras, PDAs, pen-drives, audio or video players, calculators, laptops, pagers, portable gaming devices, flashlights or other electronic devices as well as parts of them, such as digital memory, chips, antennas and batteries. Storage for cellular phones is provided.

No weapons, such as firearms, knives, pepper spray, and gas or electric weapons, are prohibited in the Embassy compound. Explosive materials and devices are not permitted access. Replicas or items that can be used or confused with weapons or explosive devices are also prohibited. Lighters of any type are not allowed. Sharp objects, such as tweezers, scissors, envelope openers, nail clippers, metal nail files, metal razors, are also prohibited. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff.

Photography is not permitted within the Embassy compound.

Important: The Embassy does not provide the public with any type of storage for personal items and is not responsible if an applicant decides to leave their belongings with someone who offers to store them for safekeeping.

We regret any inconvenience these security measures may cause.

Our main goal is to provide all of our customers with an excellent level of quality service and security.