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.
The information submitted upon registration will be passed to and held by the Irish Embassy or Consulate nearest your 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 or in a crisis situation. In order to assist you in the best possible way, the Embassy/Department of Foreign Affairs may also pass your details to third parties with whom we may cooperate during a Crisis.
You can register your details HERE
Should you not wish to formally register your contact details with us but still like to be on the Embassy of Ireland’s mailing list, please click here
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.