Important update-Things not to bring to US Consulate during Visa Interview.
All H1b , F1,B1/B2,L1/L2,J1 k1 folks going for US visa interview in Hyderbad,Bangalore,Chennai,Mumbai or any other consulate, Please make a note that non transparent document bags are not allowed inside the consulate.
We have recently heard people not allowed with opaque bags and they had to throw them away and carry documents in hand. Hence please ensure you have all your documents in clear bags.
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Also note: The Consulate does not permit interested parties such as friends, relatives, attorneys, or business contacts to attend nonimmigrant visa interviews with the applicant.
The following items are not allowed in the Consulate during your interview:
Remote control car keys
Other items: Electronic personal digital assistants, cameras, audio or video recording devices, bluetooth devices, lap top computers, memory cards, portable music players, travel bags, zip folders, cloth bags, back packs, brief cases, suit cases, cosmetics (including but not limited to spray perfume/cologne and talcum/baby powder), food items, cigarette lighters or tobacco products, and any sealed envelopes or packages. No large umbrellas are allowed inside the visa waiting hall, only one foot-long umbrellas are permitted.
Other items may be prohibited based on security staff discretion. There is no storage of prohibited items. If you bring prohibited items with you, you will have to dispose of them before entry.