Visiting the Embassy (U.S. Citizen Services)

COVID related access requirements valid from January 18, 2022

Any individual seeking services from the Embassy must wear a mask and should be prepared to present a valid digital or paper COVID-19 certificate showing that the person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, or has received a negative COVID test result within 48 hours, or has recovered from COVID-19. Recovery from COVID-19 can be proven by a valid COVID certificate of recovery, certifying by a PCR test that a person has suffered from COVID-19. The COVID certificate of recovery must be valid for 90 days. Minors under the age of 18 are exempt from this requirement.

REMINDER: YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN PROTECTIVE MASK AND YOU MUST WEAR IT AT ALL TIMES IN THE EMBASSY.  WE WILL TURN AWAY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE MASKS. 

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.

Parking

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.