Enrollment in STEP
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
UK travelers are encouraged to register their trips with the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
Registration with this program allows the U.S. embassy or consulate nearest to your destination to liaise with you in the event of an emergency. After registration, you will be able to receive security information and other important updates from the embassy, which can help you stay informed of changing events in your host country.
It also assists the U.S. government in contacting you in the event of an emergency. Additional information about the program can be accessed at this link.
International members of the UK community should know that STEP is only intended for U.S. citizens. The International Center encourages such travelers to register with the embassy or consulate of their home country, if possible.
U.S. citizen students are automatically registered with STEP after completing a travel registration through the International Center.
UK employees are encouraged to register their trips with STEP before departure.