How To: Smart Travel Enrollment

Travel.state.gov headerEnrolling in the Smart Travel Enrollment Program (S.T.E.P.)

There is an informative program called Smart Traveler from the U.S. State Department. We recommend that all teams register themselves so the U.S. Embassy will be aware of your presence in country in case of an emergency. You may choose to do this or not, but it is our recommendation that you do. We will keep you apprised of vital information that we receive if there are major change or concerns for your trip. As always, your team’s safety is always on our minds as we plan and prepare you’re your arrival. To enroll your team in the S.T.E.P. system online, follow the directions below:

Things you’ll need:

  •  Your own preferred e-mail address
  • Your Basic Itinerary (arrival, departure dates)
  • Your Destination & phone number:
  • Location of Local Embassy or Consulate: Guatemala City
  • Purpose of visit: Short term mission trip
  • Full names of all travelers
  • Travelers’ Date of birth
  • Travelers’ Passport numbers

How to do it:

1. Go to https://step.state.gov/step/

2. Log in or create an account

3. Click Add a Trip

4. Type in Itinerary & destination information

5. Click “Save destination”

6. Click “Next”

7. Skip the file upload (We’ve had zero success with this.) Click ‘Next’.

8. Input each travelers’ info

9. Click ‘Next’

10. Confirm and click “Finish”

You’re done!

Updates of safety related messages from the Department of State will be sent to the e-mail address you provided.

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