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How To with the first security measure to take
REGISTERING WITH YOUR COUNTRY'S MISSION IN GHANA
We advise to proceed with the first step you should take for your security after relocating here: register without delay with the Diplomatic representation of your country.
Registration at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate makes your presence and whereabouts known, in case it is necessary for a consular officer to contact you in an emergency. Should there be a disaster or a civil unrest situation, American consular officers will assist with evacuation when that becomes necessary, but they cannot assist you if they do not know where you are.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has set up a new improved online registration service called LOCATE and encourages British nationals to register their details online. The old system where you had to register with each Embassy has ended.
Your personal information need only be entered once and will remain on LOCATE. You can then enter your travel arrangements up to one year ahead. Details of your visits or residence abroad will be sent to the British High Commission in Accra and deleted after your departure date.
The new LOCATE is for British nationals travelling or living abroad to register themselves with the FCO. The old system was clogged with people’s details who had long since left the country where they registered. In an effort to manage this, LOCATE requires you to log on once a year; if you don’t, it will send you an email to ask if you wish to remain and to review your details. It also requires you to enter your residence abroad as less than one year. You may like to have collected details of your family’s passport numbers, travel insurance details and emergency contacts in the UK before you start to register on LOCATE.
ROSA is the acronym for the ‘Registration of South Africans Abroad’, a software program developed by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to enable South Africans living abroad and travelers to register on-line. The software program allows both individual and groups to register, update their profiles and de-register their profiles on-line.
All Australians travelling for short or long stays are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before travel. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as, new Travel Advisories, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travelers and expatriates.
Citizens of other countries need to call and visit the Consular Office in charge at their Embassy to register
Registry Office for French citizens
Remember that numbers have changed in Ghana in 2010 and that the prefix for Accra is now 0302 instead of 021.
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