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Registration with Embassies
Registration at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country you are visiting makes your presence and whereabouts known, in case it is necessary for a consular officer to contact you in an emergency.
During a disaster overseas, American consular officers can assist in evacuation if it becomes necessary. They cannot assist you if they do not know where you are.
Registration is particularly important for those who plan to stay in a country longer than one month, or who will travel to:
- A country that is experiencing civil unrest, has an unstable political climate, or is undergoing a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or a hurricane.
- A country where there are no U.S. officials. In such cases, you should register at the U.S. embassy or consulate in an adjacent country and leave an itinerary with the Consular Section. Be sure to ask about conditions in the country that you will visit and ask about the third country that may represent U.S. interests there.
- If you are traveling with an escorted tour to areas experiencing political uncertainty or other problems, find out if your tour operator is registering your trip through the U.S. Department of State’s travel registration program.
- If it is not, or if you are traveling on your own, you can still register with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate through the U.S. Department of State.
How to register
- Create an Organization account.
- Every faculty-led proram should have its own record.
- Once you have entered your travel plans, complete account creation.
- Include all students traveling with your group, regardless of nationality.