Information for Travelers

New On-Line Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

The State Department recently launched a secure online Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) website which will allow you, as an American citizen, to record foreign trip and residence information that the Department of State can use to communicate with you and assist you in case of an emergency.

U.S. citizens around the world who travel or reside abroad can access this site either through a link on Travel.State.Gov or directly at . We invite you to enroll yourself and your family and get acquainted with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). If you are already enrolled with this Embassy, please re-register on line to update your records.

The new Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for American citizens allows you to register and update your contact information on the Internet at any time, making it easier for you to keep your information current. The site also provides you with up-to-date travel information customized to your unique travel agenda and itinerary. The data you provide is secured behind Department of State firewalls, accessed only by cleared personnel in Embassies, Consulates, and the Department of State, and releasable only under the provisions of the Privacy Act.

Let us know how you like the new site. If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions about our travel registration website, please send an e-mail to If you have specific questions about your registration with the Embassy, please contact us at

All U.S. Citizens who live in or are visiting El Salvador are encouraged to enroll with the Embassy. Click here to fill out the enrollment form.

The Embassy is also looking for volunteers to serve as wardens. Click here to learn more about being a warden.

Check for the most recent information under Messages for U.S. Citizens.