Embassy security procedures require that all visitors receive a security inspection. You will be allowed to check one cell phone at the Embassy gate. The US Embassy and the Embassy guards are not liable for any loss or damage to your cell phone while it is checked.
You will NOT be allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy for your appointment carrying any of the following items:
The list provided above is not exhaustive. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff. Other than the one allowed cell phone, the US Embassy will not accept the storage of any of the above prohibited items.
Only visa applicants with confirmed appointments will be granted access to the Embassy. Accompanying persons may be required to wait outside the Embassy entrance.
If you fail to follow these security requirements you may face delays or cancellations to your visit.
In general, only visa applicants with scheduled appointments are allowed to enter the Consular Section. Only one parent may accompany their children (i.e. under 18 yrs of age) to visa interviews, but for caregivers and/or translators-those requests must be approved by the consular section ahead of time.