FYI: The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a program provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.
STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency.
STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
This will help the U.S. Government contact you if there is a family emergency in the U.S., or if there is a crisis where you are traveling. In accordance with the Privacy Act, information on your welfare and whereabouts will not be released to others without your express authorization.
For more information or to sign up please click Smart Traveler Enrollment Form.