What can you bring with you when visiting the U.S. Embassy?

All visitors are required to bring and wear face coverings/masks while inside the Embassy and may be turned away if they are unable to comply.  Please see the CDC website for guidance on how to wear and make face masks.

For security reasons, visa applicants and American Citizen Services customers are not allowed to bring any luggage, bags, cell phones, other electronic devices, or any items that are not relevant to your business with us (with the exception of one small purse, backpack, briefcase or items to care for babies).

Personal laptops and larger electrical/electronic devices are prohibited. You will not be permitted entry if you are in possession of a laptop or larger electrical/electronic device.

If you have prohibited items with you, you will not be allowed to enter the Embassy and may need to reschedule your appointment.

The following items are NOT permitted in the Embassy:

  • Cameras
  • Cell phones*
  • Laptops
  • Any other electronics, such as MP3 players, iPods, etc.
  • Large bags
  • Luggage
  • Tools of any size, such as a leatherman, or Swiss army knife
  • Weapons of any kind

All visitors to the Embassy are subject to airport-type screening.  When planning your visit here, bring only what is needed for your business with the Consular Section to speed security screening.  All items are subject to inspection and your wait time at the Embassy depends on the items you and other visitors bring.  We do not have storage facilities at the Embassy. We suggest you make use of storage facilities at the main bus/train station in Stockholm (Centralstationen) or at the airport.

*Cellphones may be stored in lockers at the entrance, will be returned upon your departure from the Consular Section.

We appreciate your cooperation in making your visit to the Embassy as smooth as possible.