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The US Government established STEP for US citizens who travel or live in a foreign country, so they can register their whereabouts with the US Embassy. Sign up for this free service so you keep in contact with the Embassy in case of an emergency, such as a natural disaster, death or political uprising. You can access your STEP account online from anywhere that has internet. STEP also allows you to receive updates including travel alerts and travel warnings from the US Government about any particular country. Also, if your family in the US needs to contact you, such as in the case of a death, they can reach you via the US Embassy thanks to the STEP system.