LOCATE: register with us

Plane and globe

Use our new LOCATE service to tell us where you’re travelling to so our embassy and crisis staff can provide better assistance in an emergency such as a tsunami or terrorist attack.

It only takes a few minutes to register your contact details and travel plans online and the local British embassy will know you’re coming. There's no need to contact them directly.

Going on another trip? Simply, login and update your Locate account and we’ll let the next British embassy know.

Register with LOCATE now using the online form.

Benefits of registering with LOCATE?

  • if a major catastrophe occurs we’ll have an instant record of your details so we can contact you to make sure you’re OK and provide advice
  • if family and friends need to get in touch with you we can help them to find you

We’re confident Locate will improve our ability to provide help in crisis situations and reduce delay and worry in times of stress for family and friends at home.

Who can register?

We’re encouraging ALL British Nationals travelling and living overseas to register with LOCATE, even for short trips.

How do I register with LOCATE?

Complete the short online registration form.

You only need to register for the service once and then update your account when you make a new trip abroad. You can even add planned trips abroad up to a year ahead.

What happens to my details if I register?

Your details will be stored on a secure database which can only be accessed by staff in our embassies or our Consular Crisis Group.

  • your details will be stored on a secure database which can only be accessed by staff in our Embassies or our Crisis Centre
  •  you can delete the details of a trip once it has ended or because your plans change

I've already subscribed to the Foreign Office's Online Services - is this the same thing?

No, you still need to register with LOCATE.

Will I get travel advice updates if I register with LOCATE?

No, but you can quickly subscribe for county travel advice email alerts.

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