An official website of the United States government

Visiting the Embassy or Consulate
March 25, 2022

The Embassy/Consulates do not store prohibited items for applicants. There is no facility at the Embassy/Consulates to store such items, so you must make arrangements to store these items elsewhere before you enter. If you arrive with a prohibited item, you will be turned away and asked to make a new appointment.

The following items are prohibited and cannot be brought on to the premises:

  • Electronic Devices, such as mobile phones, iPods, iPads, USB sticks, cameras, video cameras, TAN generators, or code keys
  • Firearms and edged weapons
  • Chemical agents, liquids and gasses (sprays), liquid cosmetics, small mirrors, and perfumes

To facilitate and speed up your entry into the compound we recommend you bring no large bags, such as suitcases, backpacks, or packages.

Baby food and/or essential medications (in plastic containers only, no glass) should be brought to the attention of the guards.

Once you enter the screening area, be prepared to remove all metallic items, together with your coat/jacket, belt, handbag/rucksack/briefcase, etc.

The Embassy/Consulates are closed on German and American Holidays!

We thank you for your cooperation.