U.S. Citizen Services
How do I register with the Embassy to receive emergency messages and SMS alerts
You will receive Embassy
emergency messages if you Register Online. If you register, we can
easily contact you in an emergency. Your information is protected by the
We would like to advise all American citizens to re-register your phone number with our 9388 Warden SMS Service.
This service was temporarily deactivated in December 2011 following the Indonesian Ministry of Communication’s decision to terminate and unregister all unwarranted premium SMS services. The system has been re-activated, but subscribers will need to re-register their number again.
Please follow these steps to re-register:
(If using Blackberry, go to SMS icon)
- Type the following
REG<space>ALRT<space>LASTNAME#FIRSTNAME, e.g. REG ALRT BROWN#DAVID;
- Send it to 9388
- Each subscriber will receive a SMS confirmation of registration;
- You will be charged Rp2,200 per SMS Alert Message
Note that if you are using a Telkomsel number, you will need to confirm your registration by replying ‘YA’ to two confirmation text messages.
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