New U.S. Consular Affairs Website to Be Released
One important new function included in the new website is Internet-based travel registration for American citizens traveling and residing anywhere in the world. The Internet-based Registration System (IBRS) provides a convenient means for American citizens traveling or residing overseas to provide important contact data, useful in the event of emergencies, and to instantly receive up-to-the-minute travel and safety information for the regions or countries on their travel itineraries, on the website or through optional email lists.
The Department of State protects and maintains IBRS registration data in a secure database behind State Department firewalls, accessible only by authorized personnel under privacy act restrictions. The travel registration website replaces less-secure, locally-managed websites currently in use in many U.S. embassies and consulates.
For further information on IBRS, contact Caibrs@state.gov. IBRS can be accessed through a link on http://travel.state.gov/, or at https://travelregistration.state.gov/. It can also be accessed through AIT's website, http://www.ait.org.tw/. For specific questions about registration with AIT, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.