How to Register Travel With a US Consulate

Travel registration is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. Registration allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad that the Department of State can use to assist you in case of an emergency. Americans residing abroad can also get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Steps

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    Go to the Department of State registration home page. Follow the directions there to create an account if you need to. You will need your passport number.
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    Click the REGISTER MY TRIP button on right hand side of page.
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    Fill in name, address and phone.
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    Fill in passport number and date of issue and expiration.
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    Fill in emergency contact information.
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    Add additional travelers if needed.
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    Fill in dates of arrival and departure, as well as purpose of visit.
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    Fill in destination (hotel, school, work, or whatever applies) and address.
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    Add additional destinations if required.
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    Choose to whom your information can be shared (Family, Friends, Legal Representative, Media, Medical Rep, Members of Congress and Other).
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    Add additional details if you like.
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    Proceed to confirmation page.

Tips

  • Travelers alerts will appear when you are done. You will have the opportunity to automatically receive, via email, updates to Travel Warnings, Public Announcements, and Consular Information Sheets that are issued by the U.S. Department of State.

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