Access and Security Notice

Access to U.S. Government buildings is governed by very strict security regulations. This is not only to protect our staff but also you, our customer, our guest.

All services are available by appointment only (except for U.S. citizen emergencies).

It is advisable to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your actual appointment time.

Take note of Republic of Cyprus and U.S. holidays before planning your visit.

All scheduled visitors must wear a face covering upon arrival and follow health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  In order to maintain social distancing, no family members will be allowed to accompany student visa applicants either for interviews or to wait outside the embassy.  Anyone who is required to self-isolate by the Republic of Cyprus must not come to the Embassy before their isolation period has officially ended.

To facilitate your entry into the Embassy, please remember that all items you bring with you are subject to inspection and adhere to the following rules:

Do not bring:

  • Electronic devices of any kind. Such items are strictly inadmissible and will delay your entry.
  • Weapons of any kind, or objects that can be used as weapons.
  • Luggage.
  • Anything unlawful according to U.S. and/or Republic of Cyprus law.
  • Large amounts of cash. Although some consular fees may be paid in cash, please do not bring more than you need. All U.S. citizens services fees may be paid by credit card.
  • Animals/pets, unless it is an approved service animal.


  • Cash (euro or US dollars) or credit card, if needed for your service.
  • Documents required for your U.S. Citizen Service, Notary Service or Visa Service.
  • Your visa appointment confirmation print out. If you forgot to print this, tell the guards right away so they can check our entry list.
  • Your umbrella to provide protection from rain/sun while waiting outside the Embassy.
  • Your wheelchair or other medical aid. You can also bring someone to assist you if necessary for health reasons, but make sure they bring identification.

Failure to comply with these rules may result in the forfeiture of your appointment. For reasons of security, we retain the right to amend this policy at any time and/or prohibit the introduction of any item in individual cases.

Embassy personnel are not responsible for anything you bring with you, be it cash, documents, personal belongings or equipment.

Who can enter the Embassy?

  • People with an appointment for a consular service (visa, passport, notary appointment), and if necessary, approved witnesses. No family members except parents of a minor.
  • One assistant to a disabled person, he/she must bring identification.

Once Inside

  • For any U.S. citizen service or notary service (including Social Security applicants), proceed to Window 1 to be assisted by a staff member.
  • For visa applications, take a number then have a seat and wait for your number to be called to Window 1 or Window 2.