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You cannot bring your phone or any electronic device into the interview. They may have somewhere to store it, but I don't think so. Someone who knows can add that information, however you can't bring your phone into the actual interview.


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34 minutes ago, LilyJohansen said:

You cannot bring your phone or any electronic device into the interview. They may have somewhere to store it, but I don't think so. Someone who knows can add that information, however you can't bring your phone into the actual interview.

The london embassy website clearly states you can take your mobile phone into the embassy, and small bags, (one site says not bigger than carry on size)

 

I just wondered if a small charging pack is a possibility

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14 minutes ago, UKtoUSAsoon said:

The london embassy website clearly states you can take your mobile phone into the embassy, and small bags, (one site says not bigger than carry on size)

 

I just wondered if a small charging pack is a possibility

Into the embassy, yes. Into the interview, no. You'll have to store it somewhere, they are allowed into the embassy but you are not allowed to keep your devices on you during the interview

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when my husband went to his interview at london he was not allowed to take a charger (the cable is what was not allowed). Most hotels will allow you to store your luggage and those sort of things in the lobby if you have already checked out (this is what he did) and then come back after the interview to retrieve them. There is no where to store it at the embassy if you bring things you cannot take in


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1 hour ago, LilyJohansen said:

You cannot bring your phone or any electronic device into the interview. They may have somewhere to store it, but I don't think so. Someone who knows can add that information, however you can't bring your phone into the actual interview.

This is incorrect you can have your phone on you but no chargers. There is no where to store things there they aren't responsible for your personal items. 


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1 hour ago, UKtoUSAsoon said:

Is it possible to take a small battery pack to charge mobile phone etc into the embassy ?

Plan on taking small backpack, with required documents, mobile phone, water, just wondered if battery pack is ok.

To my knowledge, neither the phone or battery pack can be taken in.  Somebody with direct experience may know if there is a way to check those items before entering.


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Hi! My husband has been into the London Embassy. He was allowed to have his phone with him, he kept it in his pocket. He was not allowed to bring his other things in though. He had a backpack and laptop with him that wasn’t allowed. They have lockers there at the Embassy that you can store your things in. They do cost money to use. I cannot remember how much he had said, I apologize. But he had his things kept in the locker during his interview, it’s on a different level however so if you’re needing to store your things, make sure you you allow yourself the time. 

Your battery pack will probably not be allowed or any type of charging cord, I’m afraid. 

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11 hours ago, KayMFrench said:

Hi! My husband has been into the London Embassy. He was allowed to have his phone with him, he kept it in his pocket. He was not allowed to bring his other things in though. He had a backpack and laptop with him that wasn’t allowed. They have lockers there at the Embassy that you can store your things in. They do cost money to use. I cannot remember how much he had said, I apologize. But he had his things kept in the locker during his interview, it’s on a different level however so if you’re needing to store your things, make sure you you allow yourself the time. 

Your battery pack will probably not be allowed or any type of charging cord, I’m afraid. 

How long ago were these visits made ? 

The new embassy has a two page document entitled "Your immigrant / Fiancee Visa interview"

and it says WHAT YOU CAN BRING - You can bring your mobile phone, ereader or tablet. Key fobs, and helmets, ............. you can bring snacks and water or juice in sealed container.

Large bags / suitcases (above cabin bag size) and laptops cannot be admitted, nor perfume / cologne above 30ml etc.

 

And also has a little diagram and clearly says small bags allowed and has little pic of a backpack.  So unless this has changed in last month since i printed this it appears you can take a small backpack.

Anyone been recently ?

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10 minutes ago, UKtoUSAsoon said:

How long ago were these visits made ? 

The new embassy has a two page document entitled "Your immigrant / Fiancee Visa interview"

and it says WHAT YOU CAN BRING - You can bring your mobile phone, ereader or tablet. Key fobs, and helmets, ............. you can bring snacks and water or juice in sealed container.

Large bags / suitcases (above cabin bag size) and laptops cannot be admitted, nor perfume / cologne above 30ml etc.

 

And also has a little diagram and clearly says small bags allowed and has little pic of a backpack.  So unless this has changed in last month since i printed this it appears you can take a small backpack.

Anyone been recently ?

 

He was last at the embassy October 2018.

guess let me reword so it's easier to understand..

Yes, small bags are allowed. You are correct, however my husband's was holding his laptop.

Therefore, he left his backpack in the locker with his laptop inside since it was not allowed inside the Embassy.

All allowed bags will be sent through and scanned, airport security style.

Your phone is allowed with you, as I have stated, yes.

Not too sure about the food/drink thing, my husband  said he didn't see anyone with food/drink inside.

Hope this clears confusion.

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