Visiting the Embassy (U.S. Citizen Services)

Arrive at the Embassy 15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to get through embassy security.

Prohibited Items

To help speed up the security process and avoid being denied entrance into the Embassy, do not bring the following prohibited items:

  • Backpacks
  • Large bags
  • Electronic equipment
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Dangerous items
  • Bottles
  • Food
  • Sealed envelopes
  • Sprays, perfumes and other liquids

The security guards cannot store or keep prohibited items for you.


There is no parking lot on the Embassy grounds. We recommend you use public transportation or a taxi as it can be difficult to find street parking near the Embassy.

The streets around the Embassy are part of the paid Green Zone.  If you choose to come by car, please be advised that you will not have access to your phone in the waiting room of the Consular section and you should use paper parking coupons. You may find more information on the official website of the Urban Mobility Center.