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I am going to London for my interview in a few days and I really really want to bring my Ipod and mobile phone but the embassy say

"Please do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs as they are not allowed within the Embassy

Do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the interview as there are no storage facilities on Embassy grounds."

They also say if you want to bring such things you can leave them at train stations but the nearest one that holds items is Victoria or Charing Cross and I can't make that journey before my interview early in the morning.

Could anyone tell me what they had to do in order to bring a phone and or ipod to London or what you intend to do with your stuff when you go for your interview?


K-1 Visa

Event...................................Date

Service Center : .............Vermont Service Center

Consulate :.....................London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent :....................2007-05-17

I-129F NOA1 :..................2007-05-21

I-129F NOA2 :..................2007-08-17

NVC Received :................2007-08-24

Packet 3 Received :...... ..2007-09-10

Packet 3 Sent :............... .2007-11-15

Medical :...........................2007-11-23

Packet 4 Received :.........2008-01-28

Interview Date :................2008-02-12

Visa Received :.................2008-02-15

US Entry : .........................2008-02-16

Marriage : ........................2008-04-19

AOS

AOS I-485 : ......................2008-05-09

EAD I-765 : ......................2008-05-09

Biometrics : ....................2008-06-10

Transferred :.....................2008-08-08

Card production ordered:..2008-09-04

EAD arrived :....................2008-09-12

RFE Notice :....................2008-10-08

Got VISA :........................2008-11-09

ROC

ROC I-751 : .....................2010-08-17

NOA 1.....: .......................2010-08-20

BIO.......: ..........................2010-11-

Approved..: .....................2010-12-03

N-400

Date Filed: ......................2019-07-09

Biometrics:.....................2019-08-01

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I am going to London for my interview in a few days and I really really want to bring my Ipod and mobile phone but the embassy say

"Please do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs as they are not allowed within the Embassy

Do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the interview as there are no storage facilities on Embassy grounds."

They also say if you want to bring such things you can leave them at train stations but the nearest one that holds items is Victoria or Charing Cross and I can't make that journey before my interview early in the morning.

Could anyone tell me what they had to do in order to bring a phone and or ipod to London or what you intend to do with your stuff when you go for your interview?

Surely, you could do without for one day :) :)

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You can bring them with you BUT you must leave them at the security hut at the Embassy before you enter the building. You hand them over in a clear plastic baggie which they supply you with, they give you a numbered chit, you collect them when you exit. Some people feel nervous about doing this, but my rationale is would you rather leave your stuff with armed guards at the Embassy or in a tin box at Victoria?

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I am going to London for my interview in a few days and I really really want to bring my Ipod and mobile phone but the embassy say

"Please do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs as they are not allowed within the Embassy

Do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the interview as there are no storage facilities on Embassy grounds."

They also say if you want to bring such things you can leave them at train stations but the nearest one that holds items is Victoria or Charing Cross and I can't make that journey before my interview early in the morning.

Could anyone tell me what they had to do in order to bring a phone and or ipod to London or what you intend to do with your stuff when you go for your interview?

To paraphrase:

"wah. I can't possibly live without my phone or iPod. People will think I am uncool if I am actually aware of my surroundings and can hear the cars before they run me down!"


Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. ####### coated bastards with ####### filling. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bobble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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To paraphrase:

"wah. I can't possibly live without my phone or iPod. People will think I am uncool if I am actually aware of my surroundings and can hear the cars before they run me down!"

To paraphrase:

"I don't know anything about this poster's personal circumstances and why he might need his phone but I'll pass off my silly little judgement anyways. I can't help myself."

Your phone/valuables will be fine with security. They would let you leave large bags (which you can't take it with you) there awhile back but that may have changed


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Well, let me tell you that I think is a general rule for all countries. I guess is a general regulation. :blush:

Here in Dominican Republic is the same. They won´t allow you to get in with those items.

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Same in Moscow too!

Well, let me tell you that I think is a general rule for all countries. I guess is a general regulation. :blush:

Here in Dominican Republic is the same. They won´t allow you to get in with those items.


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To paraphrase:

"wah. I can't possibly live without my phone or iPod. People will think I am uncool if I am actually aware of my surroundings and can hear the cars before they run me down!"

There's absolutely no call for that kind of snideness. The OP's question basically comes down to "what did people do with their electronics while they were in London."

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I am going to London for my interview in a few days and I really really want to bring my Ipod and mobile phone but the embassy say

"Please do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs as they are not allowed within the Embassy

Do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the interview as there are no storage facilities on Embassy grounds."

They also say if you want to bring such things you can leave them at train stations but the nearest one that holds items is Victoria or Charing Cross and I can't make that journey before my interview early in the morning.

Could anyone tell me what they had to do in order to bring a phone and or ipod to London or what you intend to do with your stuff when you go for your interview?

Let us know what you end up doing - my fiance hopefully will be going there soon for his interview.

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To paraphrase:

"wah. I can't possibly live without my phone or iPod. People will think I am uncool if I am actually aware of my surroundings and can hear the cars before they run me down!"

There's absolutely no call for that kind of snideness. The OP's question basically comes down to "what did people do with their electronics while they were in London."

And my reply basically comes down to "Leave your ####### at home." Seems like a simple solution, eh?


Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. ####### coated bastards with ####### filling. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bobble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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I am going to London for my interview in a few days and I really really want to bring my Ipod and mobile phone but the embassy say

"Please do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs as they are not allowed within the Embassy

Do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the interview as there are no storage facilities on Embassy grounds."

They also say if you want to bring such things you can leave them at train stations but the nearest one that holds items is Victoria or Charing Cross and I can't make that journey before my interview early in the morning.

Could anyone tell me what they had to do in order to bring a phone and or ipod to London or what you intend to do with your stuff when you go for your interview?

Let us know what you end up doing - my fiance hopefully will be going there soon for his interview.

Thanks and I will post back when I have had my interview and let you know what i did


K-1 Visa

Event...................................Date

Service Center : .............Vermont Service Center

Consulate :.....................London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent :....................2007-05-17

I-129F NOA1 :..................2007-05-21

I-129F NOA2 :..................2007-08-17

NVC Received :................2007-08-24

Packet 3 Received :...... ..2007-09-10

Packet 3 Sent :............... .2007-11-15

Medical :...........................2007-11-23

Packet 4 Received :.........2008-01-28

Interview Date :................2008-02-12

Visa Received :.................2008-02-15

US Entry : .........................2008-02-16

Marriage : ........................2008-04-19

AOS

AOS I-485 : ......................2008-05-09

EAD I-765 : ......................2008-05-09

Biometrics : ....................2008-06-10

Transferred :.....................2008-08-08

Card production ordered:..2008-09-04

EAD arrived :....................2008-09-12

RFE Notice :....................2008-10-08

Got VISA :........................2008-11-09

ROC

ROC I-751 : .....................2010-08-17

NOA 1.....: .......................2010-08-20

BIO.......: ..........................2010-11-

Approved..: .....................2010-12-03

N-400

Date Filed: ......................2019-07-09

Biometrics:.....................2019-08-01

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To paraphrase:

"wah. I can't possibly live without my phone or iPod. People will think I am uncool if I am actually aware of my surroundings and can hear the cars before they run me down!"

There's absolutely no call for that kind of snideness. The OP's question basically comes down to "what did people do with their electronics while they were in London."

Thank you Mox

Im sorry if I offended anyone with wanting to bring my phone to London.

I guess I will explain myself I just need my phone as my coach tickets are electronic and are on my phone so its imperative that I bring it with me and as for my Ipod if I am taking my phone I don't see why I couldnt bring that as well.

So it is just do a simple question as to what could I with my electronics while I'm in London


K-1 Visa

Event...................................Date

Service Center : .............Vermont Service Center

Consulate :.....................London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent :....................2007-05-17

I-129F NOA1 :..................2007-05-21

I-129F NOA2 :..................2007-08-17

NVC Received :................2007-08-24

Packet 3 Received :...... ..2007-09-10

Packet 3 Sent :............... .2007-11-15

Medical :...........................2007-11-23

Packet 4 Received :.........2008-01-28

Interview Date :................2008-02-12

Visa Received :.................2008-02-15

US Entry : .........................2008-02-16

Marriage : ........................2008-04-19

AOS

AOS I-485 : ......................2008-05-09

EAD I-765 : ......................2008-05-09

Biometrics : ....................2008-06-10

Transferred :.....................2008-08-08

Card production ordered:..2008-09-04

EAD arrived :....................2008-09-12

RFE Notice :....................2008-10-08

Got VISA :........................2008-11-09

ROC

ROC I-751 : .....................2010-08-17

NOA 1.....: .......................2010-08-20

BIO.......: ..........................2010-11-

Approved..: .....................2010-12-03

N-400

Date Filed: ......................2019-07-09

Biometrics:.....................2019-08-01

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Listen, they do mean leave it at home. You can check electronics at the security hut but it is strictly an at your own risk thing. Under no circumstances will they let you in with anything electronic.

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it makes perfect sense to want to bring your stuff :)

specially if you're travelling a bit of a distance... I live in East London, so it's rather easier for me to just 'leave my ####### at home'; everyone's situation is different ;)

I'd go ahead and take the 'risk'... it's the US government; I can't see anyone being able to walk in and take your stuff

I've left a camera with people in a little hut near the Lenin mausoleum in the middle of Moscow (cameras weren't allowed inside); I didn't even speak their language, so wasn't sure quite what I was doing, but had no problem getting it back afterward; this seems much more straightforward, and I'm sure you'll be fine ;)


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Day One: Went to Council of Elrond. Was prettiest person there. Agreed to follow some tiny little man to Mordor to throw ring into volcano. Very important mission - gold ring so tacky.

Day Six: Far too dark in Mines of Moria to brush hair properly. Am very afraid I am developing a tangle.

Orcs so silly.

Still the prettiest.

Day 35: Boromir dead. Very messy death, most unnecessary. Did get kissed by Aragorn as he expired. Does a guy have to get shot full of arrows around here to get any action? Boromir definitely not prettier than me. Cannot understand it. Am feeling a pout coming on.

Frodo off to Mordor with Sam. Tiny little men caring about each other, rather cute really.

Am quite sure Gimli fancies me. So unfair. He is waist height, so can see advantages there, but chunky braids and big helmet most off-putting. Foresee dark times ahead, very dark times.

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And my reply basically comes down to "Leave your ####### at home." Seems like a simple solution, eh?

Do you really think the problem was your solution? It was not. The problem was your snideness. There's no call for it here. Leave *that* at home please.

I've left a camera with people in a little hut near the Lenin mausoleum in the middle of Moscow (cameras weren't allowed inside); I didn't even speak their language, so wasn't sure quite what I was doing, but had no problem getting it back afterward; this seems much more straightforward, and I'm sure you'll be fine ;)

Brave girl. :)

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