U.S. Citizen Services
Consular Information Program
Updated on July 22nd, 2015
Enroll in STEP!The Embassy urges all American citizens, even those visiting D.R. Congo for a short time, to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). In the event of an emergency, the Embassy will provide information and other critical assistance to American citizens.
Enrolling in STEP allows Embassies abroad to send you time-sensitive travel warnings and public announcements specific to the areas in which you will be traveling or living. The information you provide also makes it easier for Embassies to contact you in case of emergency, or to contact your family or friends in the United States in the event of an emergency abroad.
How to Enroll
To enroll follow the steps at Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Please note that you must create an account in order to enroll.
When you enroll, make sure you do so as a long-term traveler even if you plan to stay in D.R. Congo less than six months. This will ensure that your information is transferred to our local database and we can contact you via e-mail. If you have already enrolled online, please ensure that your step information and travel plans are current. You may update your contact information on the Internet at any time. The data you provide is secured behind Department of State firewalls, accessible only by cleared personnel in Embassies, Consulates, and the Department of State, and releasable only under the provisions of the Privacy Act.
Americans without Internet access may register in person at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Travel Information for D.R. Congo
For information on travel in D.R. Congo, see the Department of State's Consular Information Sheet.
For specific information on traveling to D.R. Congo, please visit the following links:
- Country Specific Information
- Living in D.R. Congo
General Travel Information
For general information about traveling and living abroad, please visit the following links: