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#1 Keith&Helen


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:54 AM

I understand that any electronic devices are not allowed at the Consulate. In Toronto, they would actually let you check in small items at the security desk and give you a number/tag to pick it up on your way out, do they do the same thing in Montreal? We'd like to bring one cell phone with us if possible.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

I understand that any electronic devices are not allowed at the Consulate. In Toronto, they would actually let you check in small items at the security desk and give you a number/tag to pick it up on your way out, do they do the same thing in Montreal? We'd like to bring one cell phone with us if possible.


You might want to check the MTL consulate's website to be sure... but unless something has changes since last year..... no... you can't bring in a cellphone... you can't even have the little electronic key for your car.... no electronic devices..... and there was no provision to check items in.
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#3 Kimbear


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:12 AM

Montreal wont even allow musical greeting cards either. some people have had to go back to their hotel or car and leave stuff there.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:13 AM

You are not allowed to bring electronic devices in Montreal's consulate. Leave it in your car/hotel room.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:31 AM

They do not have an item/coat check area. They tell you to use one down the street or go back to your hotel room.
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#6 pocheros


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:36 PM

Nope. The most people have gotten away with is sometimes a security guard will hold on to electronic car keys for you but you can't even count on that. A cell phone will get you turned away.

Here is a link from the official montreal consulate website about what you can't bring inside: http://tinyurl.com/7oxaf22

Prohibited Items (Items Not to Bring to the Embassy/Consulate)

The following items are prohibited inside the U.S. Embassy/Consulate and we have no storage facilities for them, so please leave them at your home, your hotel, or in your vehicle:

Backpacks, bags, luggage, or large purses (purses 12 x 10 x 6 in. and smaller will be permitted)
Food and beverages
Weapons, including mace or pepper spray
Tools, including any sharp or bladed objects
Any oils, aerosols or pump sprays, liquids, lotions and powders
Any type of fire starter
Electronic or recording equipment of any kind, including, but not limited to:
Laptop computers
Mobile phones
MP3, CD, or cassette players
Keyless remotes

Helmets of any type
Strollers will be determined on a case by case basis

This list is not all-inclusive. The U.S. Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to deny entry of any items deemed suspicious.

Edited by pocheros, 11 May 2012 - 03:38 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

Vancouver consulate was similar in no electronics/etc, but they also made me throw out my cosmetics and liquids in my purse - which was not listed on their website.

I would just bring yourself and your paperwork (and a simple wallet with your ID/money/etc). The more ####### you bring, the longer you are there stuck with security searching and taking apart all your things.
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