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Can food be brought into the embassy in London?

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I was searching all over the embassy website, and I tried to find an answer here. I know most of the questions are regarding if you can bring your phone which I know we can.

My question is am I able to bring food into the embassy with me. I know they have snack machines, but most snack machines consist of foods that are not in line with my nutrition plan. I just wanted to know if I could bring in a bottle of water, nuts, and/or a piece of fruit. I am hypoglycemic and I have to eat on a strict schedule in order to maintain my blood sugar levels, or I can get sick. Jon doesn't have to worry about this, but this is something I have to keep in mind.

Every time I search through the embassy website it directs me to bringing food into the US through a POE and not the Embassy itself. I could be searching wrong, but I just want to know in advance since we sent a request to have me added to the list for the interview. If they don't let me in, it won't be a problem because then I just find a nearby cafe and eat something there, but if I do get let in I need to be able to eat in line with my food schedule.

I am just trying to be prepared well in advance. If anyone can find me a resource I would greatly appreciate it!

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Not sure if every embassy is different but my experience any type of food or drinks were not allowed in the embassy and they said that to me being extremely pregnant. Have you checked the embassy website??

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https://uk.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2015/09/prohibited_items_2014.pdf

Think in line of what you would be able to bring on board a plane. So, nuts/fruit - probably yes. A large water bottle - maybe no.

Also, in general, the embassy in London only admits the applicant. And there is certainly no need for you to be there. So, maybe easier to just stay at a nearby coffee shop?

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https://uk.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2015/09/prohibited_items_2014.pdf

Think in line of what you would be able to bring on board a plane. So, nuts/fruit - probably yes. A large water bottle - maybe no.

Also, in general, the embassy in London only admits the applicant. And there is certainly no need for you to be there. So, maybe easier to just stay at a nearby coffee shop?

This is amazing! Thank you so much! I certainly was searching the website wrong!!! It looks like I should be able to bring a snack in, and possibly a water bottle as long as it's plastic. I am not worried about the water so much as I am the food.

I know that I don't have to attend the interview, but I would like to for support, and because of my own curiosity as to the inside of the US Embassy. I know Allison/Robert was able to get in for a K1 interview, and they allow the US Spouse to attend as long as you submit the request form (which we did). It won't be too huge of a deal if I don't get to go in, though I will probably freak out more outside on my own than if I was able to wait inside with Jon.

Thank you again! You are my new hero!!! :)

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This is amazing! Thank you so much! I certainly was searching the website wrong!!! It looks like I should be able to bring a snack in, and possibly a water bottle as long as it's plastic. I am not worried about the water so much as I am the food.

I know that I don't have to attend the interview, but I would like to for support, and because of my own curiosity as to the inside of the US Embassy. I know Allison/Robert was able to get in for a K1 interview, and they allow the US Spouse to attend as long as you submit the request form (which we did). It won't be too huge of a deal if I don't get to go in, though I will probably freak out more outside on my own than if I was able to wait inside with Jon.

Thank you again! You are my new hero!!! :)

Alright, sounds like you're well prepared! Good luck to you both!

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This is amazing! Thank you so much! I certainly was searching the website wrong!!! It looks like I should be able to bring a snack in, and possibly a water bottle as long as it's plastic. I am not worried about the water so much as I am the food.

I know that I don't have to attend the interview, but I would like to for support, and because of my own curiosity as to the inside of the US Embassy. I know Allison/Robert was able to get in for a K1 interview, and they allow the US Spouse to attend as long as you submit the request form (which we did). It won't be too huge of a deal if I don't get to go in, though I will probably freak out more outside on my own than if I was able to wait inside with Jon.

Thank you again! You are my new hero!!! :)

Quick question, looks like out interview is a few days before yours! Where did you find the form situation you can go into the embassy? I have seen it a million times until I need it :/

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They have you take water bottles out of your bag when you go through the security check, just like at an airport.

I saw a drinking fountain and a drink vending machine in there but not a snack machine - I thought that was just on the US citizen services side (passports, etc) and not on the visa side? I could be wrong though!

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They checked my bags and as JFH said removed the water bottles, but that was just for the X-Ray machine, all my goody bars and water were returned after the machine.

I saw a small coffee shop, but in the time I was there it didn't open.

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