Irish citizens travelling or living overseas are encouraged to register their contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 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 unforseen 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 citizen’s resident overseas. For people resident in Australia, registration means that the Irish Embassy in Canberra is aware of your whereabouts and we can include you in our contingency planning in the event of a crisis or an emergency situation.
Registration can be done easily online at the following website: