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How to Register Your Trip with the Consulate

Updated: Mar 24, 2021

You may yourself have a little nervousness or hesitation in executing your upcoming travel plans, especially when the news is so intensely focused on publishing outrageous, attention grabbing headlines.

The unexpected is often the best part of travel

But that's the duality of the unexpected, you never know what adventure might befall you! It helps to feel safe and to plan ahead, in addition to a robust travel protection policy, we also recommend travelers register their trip plans with the consulate prior to their departure.

An eruption caught on camera, Mount Sinabung, Indonesia
Mount Sinabung, Indonesia disrupted travel twice in 2018

This is because natural disasters and political events can sometimes be unpredictable, you'll be better able to receive notice of such events and their navigation if you register.

Likewise, if the consulate doesn't know you're present, how do they know to look for you if you need help? At least in principle, they'll be more prepared to deliver advice and assistance if they know you're in the country in the first place!

For American citizens, you should use the Department of State's STEP program to document your journey's basic details and to let them know how to contact you.

It's actually a complimentary service we include when you trust us with your travel plans, meaning you get the benefit of a specialist travel advisor to support you in achieving your trip goals while you and your loved ones get the support you need from the right local representatives should any sort of extreme need arise.

For Canadian citizens, the process is similar. You'll contact the Affairs office to register yourself and share some of your trip plans in advance.

Unfortunately we're no longer able to offer this as an inclusive service to our Canadian clients as the portal requires privacy declarations and security dispensations which can only be enacted by the actual traveler.


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