Security Restrictions: What not to Bring to the Interview

The Embassy does not permit interested third parties such as friends, relatives, attorneys, or business contacts to attend non-immigrant visa interviews with the applicant.

The following items are not allowed in the Embassy during your interview:

  • Mobile phones
  • Electronic personal digital assistants
  • Cameras
  • Audio or video recording devices
  • Laptop computers
  • Portable music players
  • Travel bags
  • Backpacks
  • Briefcases
  • Suitcases
  • Cosmetics (including but not limited to spray perfume/cologne and talcum/baby powder)
  • Bottles of any kind
  • Food items
  • Sealed envelopes or packages.

Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of the security staff. There is no storage available for prohibited items. If you bring prohibited items with you, you will have to dispose of them before entry.