Security at the U.S. Embassy

What can you bring with you when visiting the U.S. Embassy?

All visitors to the Embassy are subject to airport-type screening. All items are subject to inspection and your wait time depends on the items you and other visitors bring. We do not have storage facilities.

The following items are not permitted:

  • Cell phones
  • Food
  • Liquids
  • Electronic devices
  • Large bags
  • Tools
  • Weapons

Visitors are allowed one small purse, backpack, or briefcase, and items to care for small children.

When planning your visit here, bring only what is needed for your business with the consular section to speed security screening. Embassy staff do not have the means to store items for you.

We appreciate your cooperation in making your visit as smooth as possible.