Permitted and Prohibited Items at the U.S. Embassy

Visitors seeking Consular Services may not bring the items below into the Embassy.   

 **IMPORTANT NOTE — As of 15 May 2018, the Embassy will no longer store any items for visitors seeking Consular Services.  Visitors should leave prohibited items at home or make alternate arrangements for the items’ secure storage**  


The following items are NOT permitted and will not be stored by Embassy personnel:

  • Cellphones, watches, computers, electronic and Bluetooth devices including fitness trackers
  • Media devices such as CD’s, thumb drives, SD cards, headphones, and speakers
  • Cameras or video equipment
  • Flashlights
  • Lighters and matches
  • Weapons or any item which can be used as a weapon
  • Knives and other sharp objects
  • Purses and bags larger than 10” x 10” (25cm x 25cm)
  • Liquids, gels, aerosols, oils, lotions, or powder (exceptions below)


The following items are permitted:

  • Small quantities of make-up
  • Small quantities of baby formula, baby food, milk
  • Small quantities of diapers
  • Belts
  • Watches except those which use bluetooth or are capable of video
  • Keys
  • Non-liquid medication
  • Baby Carriers and baby strollers that can fit through an x-ray machine


**Declare medical devices before security screening**