The U.S. Embassy in Beijing encourages all travelers to China to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): https://step.state.gov/step/. The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is a free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad to receive the latest security updates from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Enrolling in STEP will help the U.S. embassy contact you and provide assistance during an emergency overseas. And, if your family or friends in the U.S. are having difficulty contacting you with urgent news while you’re traveling, we can use the information in STEP to try and reach you.
PLEASE DO NOT/NOT BRING LAPTOPS OR MOBILE PHONES TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. They are not permitted inside the Embassy or Consulate. Embassy and Consulate General security guards are not able to hold or store your personal items for you. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.