Step by Step Instructions with Links for Expat911 Set Up

ByJ.P. Allen

Step by Step Instructions with Links for Expat911 Set Up

Please follow these steps in order to properly set up your Expat911 Application and Services for your smartphone.  At the bottom of this step by step guide, you will also find links to tutorial videos should you need any assistance with this guide.  The videos show every one of these steps visually which may help you if you come across any issues.  We can also set up the account for you if you are having trouble.  This way you do not have to worry about any of the steps and one of our customer service reps will take care of it all over the phone with you.  The email address to request a call back for assistance is at the bottom of this guide.  

1. Download the app.  Click here to download Android App.  Click here to download iPhone App.

2. Install the Application which will create a logo for Expat911 on your      smartphone home page.

3. Click the logo for Expat911 on homepage to open the app.  

4. Click on Sign Up link on App’s Log In page when App opens.  

5. Enter First Name, Last Name, Email and Phone Number.  Then click Next.

6. Enter Date of Birth, Street and Number, Town, Colonia, State, Zip Code and Password.  Then Click on Sign Up button to finish the registration within the App.

7. Check your email that you used for registration.  You will receive an email from which has an activation link.  The email should arrive within 5 minutes.  If you do not find it by then, please check your spam or junk mail folder.  Click activation link within email to receive a notification that your email has been successfully activated.  

8. Now you will have to complete the payment process on our secured website at  

9. Visit this link Expat911.  Use the same email address and password to log in that you used when registering your account on the app.  

10. Now click on Orders which is shown on the left side of the page.  Then click on the Go Shop button. Now choose Add To Cart which is right under the $ 99.00 subscription for our services.  Now please click View Cart. (While in view cart mode you will see a section on the bottom left to add a discount code.  If you have one for a spouse that is getting the additional couples plan you can enter the code here and then click apply)  Then you will click on Proceed to Checkout.

11. Please enter your billing information on the next page.

12. Read the Terms and Conditions at the bottom and tick the box that says I have read and accept these terms and conditions.  

13. Now click Continue to Payment.  We use Stripe to process our payments securely for our clients.  We found it to be better than Paypal because you do not have to have an account with them.  You will just enter your credit card information and click submit.  There will be a 20 second pause before loading of the next page once your payment has been accepted.  This is because the system is updating and automatically activating your subscription.  Once the system has completed processing and activating your account, a page will open with links to download the app.  This means that you are all set for the next step.

14. Now that the payment has been processed, please open the app and log into the app with your information that you used to create the account.  You may receive a pop up at this point which says “Allow Expat911 to access this devices location?” Please click allow as this is very important for when you report your emergencies.  Your location is only sent to us when you send an alert.  We cannot see your location at any other time.  

15. Now you will finish your profile so that we have all of the information necessary on file when reporting your emergency.  Click on the top left corner of the app (3 small lines which is the menu button) to open up the menu. Now click on My Profile. Now click on the top right corner of the page (symbol looks like a pen writing) to edit your profile.  Please fill out any information that is blank such as Medical Information and Emergency Contacts.  To add more than one contact please click the red + sign on the right side of the first contact to open more contacts to fill out.  The first contact is US/Canada and so there is no need to place 001 in front of the number.  The next two contacts are Mexico numbers and so please only enter the 10 digit numbers as we know they are for Mexico already.  When finished, please click Save Changes (for Android) or Update (for iPhones) at the bottom.  Now review all of the information in your profile to be sure that all is correct.

Congratulations!!!  You have completed the steps for registering your account properly.  At this point we will need you to send a test chat and alert.  Until we have confirmed that your phone is set up by our customer service team, you will not be added to the main network.  Our customer service hours are from 9 AM to 8 PM PST and 6 days a week from Thursday to Tuesday.  Wednesday being the only day that the customer service side is not available.  Our emergency operators are 24/7 and 365 days a year, but they do not handle the test chat and test alerts.  So please send the word “test” in the chat box, and then click Police and send as an alert during the hours mentioned above.  We will answer you back immediately to confirm that you have been set up properly.  Then we will add you to the main network.  This means that all further chats and alerts will go directly to our emergency operators.  So after the test has been confirmed, please only use those features for real emergencies.  If you have any questions, please email us at  

If you have any issues during this set up, please use the links below to see a step by step video tutorial to go along with this guide.  

Android Tutorial Video                                                                          iPhone Tutorial Video

About the author

J.P. Allen administrator

J.P. Allen is a founding partner of ExPat 911. He has lived as an expat in Mexico since 1998. He has over 25 years of business experience as a CEO, entrepreneur and professional marketer. He is also a life coach and donates his personal time to empower young people in his community to achieve future success.

5 Comments so far

What Is Expat911 and How Does it Work? – EXPAT 911- Emergency APPPosted on5:19 pm - Aug 9, 2018

[…] follow the steps in this link to get set up.  It will take about 15 minutes, but once done you will be covered for […]

rothbaumlenPosted on5:18 pm - Sep 26, 2018

Why does it even so long to download… I left the download going and going from 11:00 till the next morning and its still running??????????

    JohnPosted on5:52 pm - Sep 26, 2018

    Lee, it does not take long to download. If you are having issues downloading, then your mobile data may have been interrupted during the download. So you may want to click stop which is the button with a square in the middle of it. Then try and download again. I have also tried to email you multiple times this morning, and you have not responded to any of the emails. I have also tried to call you twice on the number that you registered with, and it goes straight to voice mail as though you are out of service. Please email me directly at so that we can resolve this issue. I hope this message finds you well.

Jan WaringPosted on1:44 am - Aug 17, 2019

Where are you located? Do your services “work” on the highway traveling to and from the US or to places in Mexico or only for a “fixed” location? Do you have clients in San Miguel de Allende? I have read some terrible stories about the 9-1-1 service here.

    JohnPosted on5:05 am - Aug 17, 2019

    Sorry for replying so late. We do not moderate the comments section of our website as often as we do our emails. I am actually about to head out for the night, but wanted to respond quickly.

    We are located in Baja California, but we have clients all over the country. We worked along side C4 and C5 (government offices that handle 911 calls) in developing this app. So we have direct lines of communication with the local offices nationwide.

    We do have a lot of clients in San Miguel de Allende. That is actually one of our areas with the most clients. We also have a lot of clients in the city of Guanajuato. Our other strongholds are Chapala/Ajijic, Cabos San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Todos Santos and Pescadero.

    Our app is for use anywhere in Mexico as long as you have a signal. We have GPS built into the app which allows us to see your location when you send an alert, and make the report to the nearest offices. If you do not have a signal, then you cannot send an alert. Same as calling 911 directly.

    If you would like to set up a call to go over any questions that you may have, then please just let me know. Our customer service hours are from 9 AM to 8 PM PDT. The only day that customer service is not available is Wednesday’s. Our emergency operators are 24/7 and 365, but they do not handle customer service requests.

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