Emergency Abroad

American Citizen Services and Crisis Management

The State Department's Office of American Citizen Services and Crisis Management (ACS), provides emergency services to Americans traveling or living abroad. They also assist in non-emergency matters of birth, identity, passport, citizenship, registration, judicial assistance, and estates.

Areas of Emergency Assistance Include:

• ACS can facilitate the transfer of funds to help U.S. citizens in need.

• Send back the remains of loved ones who have died overseas.

• Assist victims of crime, and help U.S. citizens who are detained in foreign prisons.

Please visit their comprehensive site for detailed information.

The US State Department Emergencies and Crisis Management Service

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

The state department offers an enrollment service whereby a traveler can register once and receive the following:

• The most current information we compile about the country where you will be traveling or living

• You can add and delete trips from your account based on your current travel plans

• Assistance to U.S. citizens in other emergencies, such as in natural disasters

• The travel and contact information you entered will make it easier for consular officers in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world to contact you and your loved ones during an emergency

Please visit their site to enroll.

The US State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

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