Irish citizens travelling or living overseas, outside the Common
Travel Area, (Ireland/Great Britain) are encouraged to register
their contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Registration is voluntary. It is a facility available to all Irish
citizens travelling abroad although it is primarily intended for
those who are travelling to remote destinations or locations where
they may be at risk.
The information submitted upon registration will be passed to and
held by the Irish Embassy or Consulate nearest your travel
destination(s). The only purpose for which this information will be
held or used will be to contact you, if necessary and/or requested
to do so by your immediate family, in the event of an emergency
such as a natural disaster, civil unrest or a family crisis.
The Department of Foreign Affairs is a registered data controller
under the Data Protection Acts. Any information submitted to the
Department through the citizens on-line registration system will be
used solely for the purpose of contacting you in exceptional or
emergency situations while travelling abroad. Any other
processing or disclosure of the relevant information would not be
permitted other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for
under the Data Protection Acts. Information on data
protection in Ireland can be found here www.dataprotection.ie
Should you extend your stay beyond the departure dates initially
provided, please contact the Embassy and inform us directly.
We strongly recommended that citizens consult our Travel Advice
pages prior to travel.
Users of the citizen’s registration facility are deemed to have
1. The information provided by users of the facility will be held
by the Department of Foreign Affairs for the sole purpose of
facilitating contact, where necessary, in an emergency
situation. The personal data provided will be processed only
in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003.
2. Registration shall not be taken as a representation or warranty
that a user of the facility will be contacted by the Department of
Foreign Affairs. The Department of Foreign Affairs shall
determine whether any particular situation constitutes an emergency
situation and whether, in all the circumstances, it is necessary to
make contact with a user of the facility.
3. Users of the facility retain responsibility for their travel
arrangements and personal safety. Neither the Department of
Foreign Affairs nor its officials shall be held responsible for any
injury, loss or damage suffered by a person who has registered
through this facility, whether or not he or she has been contacted
by the Department in response to an emergency situation.
Please complete your details on the Travel Registration Form on the
website of the Department of Foreign Affairs by clicking here