What is Smart Traveler Program (STEP)? The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service for U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad. STEP allows you to register your trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Why enroll in STEP? You will receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country. A savvy traveler is always in the know. STEP will help you make informed decisions about your travels. Another benefit is that the U.S. Embassy will have an easier time getting in contact with you in the event of an emergency. This could include natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency back home.