Visiting the Embassy or Consulate

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.

Please note that no one may accompany applicants into the embassy’s consular waiting room. This includes American citizens, spouses, attorneys, sponsors, friends, and family members. Thus, any information these individuals would like to present should be submitted with the application materials or given to the applicant to present to the Consular Officer during the interview. We appreciate your understanding.

To help speed up the security process and save time, you should ensure that you are not carrying any prohibited items.

Backpacks and large bags are not permitted in the Embassy and may cause you to be denied entrance into the Embassy.

Laptops, tablets, bags and all other prohibited items from the list cannot be kept by the security guards.

Additional prohibited items include:

  • electronic equipment
  • dangerous items
  • bottles
  • food
  • sealed envelopes
  • sealed packages
  • sprays, perfumes and other liquids

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.