US Citizens should register their foreign trip with US State Department
US citizens traveling abroad are recommended to register their trip with the US State Department.
STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) is a free service 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, Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate and also enable your family to contact you in case of emergency or there are crisis in the country you are traveling.
- Step 1: Register your trip at http://travelregistration.state.gov
- Step 2: Give the number 1-888-407-4747 (calling from US or Canada) or +1-202-647-5225 (calling from abroad) for Office of Overseas Citizens Services to your family members
Under special circumstances, foreign travelers are required to register their travel in India with FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office). For instructions, visit Bureau of Immigration India site http://immigrationindia.nic.in/instr_foreigners2.htm