SMART TRAVELER ENROLLMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
What is STEP?
Smart Traveler Enrollment is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.
Why sign up?
You may become a victim of crime, accident, or illness, or your family and friends need to contact you in an emergency. When an emergency happens, or if natural disaster, terrorism, or civil unrest strikes during your foreign travel, the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate may serve as an important source of assistance and information. By enrolling, you help the embassy or consulate locate you. Smart traveler enrollment is voluntary and costs nothing, but it should be a big part of your travel planning and security.
How do I sign up?
First, you will create an account by clicking on the "Create an Account" link and following the instructions provided. This allows you to select a username and password so that you can access your travel data at any time. The account will also contain your personal information so that it can be saved and used again whenever you travel abroad. The personal information section includes basic information about you, and also an emergency contact who is not traveling with you. Once you have created an account, you can view your profile and add trips or overseas residences to sign up with a specific U.S. embassy or consulate. Click on the "Add Trip" button or "Add Overseas Residence" buttons to add this information. Follow through the pages, and complete as much information as you have available. There are very few required fields, but thorough information enables us to help you more efficiently. You will receive a confirmation email to ensure that you are signed up correctly.
If you have already enrolled with this Embassy, please regularly update your records, especially if there are changes in the time of departure from Namibia.
For detailed information about steps you can take to ensure a safe trip, please refer to "A Safe Trip Abroad"