Security Regulations

You will not be allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy for your visa interview carrying any of the following items:

  • Any battery operated or electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, digital diaries, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3's, floppies, laptop computers, palmtops or portable music players.
  • Any large shoulder bags/purses. Only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted.
  • Any large travel bags, back packs, suitcases.
  • Any food item.
  • Sealed envelopes or packages.
  • Cigarettes / cigars / match boxes / lighters.
  • Any sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files.
  • Weapons or explosive materials of any kind.

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

There is limited facility at the Embassy to store prohibited items. You should make alternate arrangements to store these items before you enter the Embassy.