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 and Trade.
Registration is voluntary. It is a facility available to all Irish
citizens and is intended for use by people travelling on holidays,
and also for business travellers and Irish citizens living
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 risk. The registration system
records the dates on which people expect to be abroad, so it is
worth registering, even for short trips.
When you register your details with the Department, it means that
we can contact you 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. If there is a major crisis abroad, the
Department already has a record of your details, so we can contact
you at an early stage in a crisis. Your registration will assist us
to locate you and, if necessary, provide assistance to you and your
family in Ireland.
You can find out more about the registration facility and fill out
the registration form here.