Irish citizens travelling or living overseas are encouraged to register their contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This is only available outside the Common Travel Area (Ireland/Great Britain).
When you register with the Department, it means that we have a record of your details. The information will allow us to contact you, and provide assistance, if necessary and possible, if there is an unforeseen crisis such as a natural disaster or civil unrest, or if you have a family emergency while you are overseas.
Registration is voluntary. It is intended for use by people travelling on holidays, and also for business travellers and Irish citizens resident overseas. While we encourage everyone to register, the facility is particularly useful for people travelling to remote destinations or locations where they may be at a higher risk.
For people resident overseas, registration means that the nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate to where you reside is aware of your whereabouts and can include you in their contingency planning in the event of a crisis or an emergency situation.
Regardless of how short your trip may be, we encourage you to register your details with us.