The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Saudi Arabia are pleased to announce a new SMS Message service for U.S. citizens interested in receiving security-related alerts on their mobile phones. The service is optional. This does not replace the existing registration system with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), but is an option designed to give you one additional method to receive important emergency information. Security and other messages will continue to be released via STEP to your registered e-mail address.
Please note that the Embassy utilizes a third party contractor for this service and the phone number that you provide will be shared with this contractor. While the Embassy has taken precautions in selecting the provider, the Embassy cannot guarantee that your information will not be subject to unauthorized use or disclosure by the provider.
Also be aware that your own cellular service provider may impose fees that include, but are not limited to, the receipt of text messages and roaming service. The Embassy cannot reimburse you for any fees, and it is your responsibility to check with your provider regarding these.
If you wish to receive important announcements via text message, please enroll in our SMS Message System at: https://tinyurl.com/USKSAAlerts