Donald Trump and White House visitor Jack Cornish
The news comes just days after the US President and First Lady Melania announced tours would officially resume at the iconic building.
After a security screening process, visitors can take a 45-minute self guided tour.
According to the official White House statement, foreigners were advised: “If you wish to visit the White House and are a citizen of a foreign country, please contact your embassy in Washington, DC for assistance in submitting a tour request.
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It was the first day of the White House tours to the public since President Trump was inaugurated
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US President Donald J. Trump (2-R) greets Jack Cornish (R), 10, of Birmingham, Alabama, while Cornish is on a public group tour of the White House in Washington, DC, USA
The embassy has been advised by the US Department of State that this is on hold
However, the British Embassy in Washington insisted they were “unable to process any applications at this time” and the application scheme was “on hold”.
A statement said: “The White House website states that foreign nationals interested in touring the White House should contact their embassy to arrange a tour.
“However, the embassy has been advised by the US Department of State that this is on hold.
"We are therefore unable to process any applications at this time."
Trump made a surprise appearance
It goes on to recommend tourists take a tour of the US Capitol Building instead.
It comes after President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance while a group toured the White House. The billionaire tycoon posed for pictures with ten-year-old Jack Cornish from Brimingham in Alabama.
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