The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
Remember to update STEP for any new travel.
When traveling by air or ship to international destinations we only recommend you travel with a passport book.
Passport books are valid for international travel by air and ship.
Passport cards are only valid for travel by ship when departing and returning from a U.S. port.