Completing a TRIP security clearance

Author: Trainer L

Updated: 2 weeks ago

Completing a TRIP security clearance

All International UN Volunteers are required to obtain a security clearance from the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) before they travel to their duty station.

To do this you need to register with UNDSS and request a clearance through the Travel Request Information Processing (TRIP) system.

This is a two stage process

1. Registration with UNDSS - can be done at any time

2. Request security clearance - to be done only when your travel itinerary is finalised

Your temporary UN email address

Access to TRIP is restricted to holders of an official UN email address.

To allow you to register before your departure, we have created an email address for you to use.

The only function of this email address is to forward emails from TRIP to your UVP-registered email.

This allows you to access the TRIP system before departure only. Do not use this email address for any other purpose.


Let's see how to find this address in UVP.

Click the profile icon

Your temporary email address...

is here on your profile. You'll need this to register in TRIP.

Now go to UNDSS to register

When ready, you write down your temporary email address or open a new browser window and go to the UNDSS registration page

Complete the UNDSS registration form

Follow the instructions provided by UNDSS to register.

Make sure you use your temporary UN email address to register. It is best to type the email address directly into the UNDSS form instead of copy and paste.

UNDSS verification code

The verification code at step 2 of the UNDSS instructions will be automatically forwarded to your UVP-registered email account.

Please allow up to 2 hours and check your spam folder if you do not receive this email.

Applying for a security clearance

When you have your travel itinerary confirmed you can apply for security clearance. Usually this is the last thing you do before you travel.

Go to the TRIP site.

Log in with your temporary UN email address

Copy and paste from your UVP profile. The same as when you registered.

UNDSS password

The password you created when you registered with UNDSS

Complete the TRIP security clearance

Follow the UNDSS instructions to complete the clearance.
These instructions are available as a PDF only after you log in to TRIP.

Confirmation email

Once your TRIP application is complete, you will receive an email confirmation of clearance in your UVP-registered email account.

Save this email to your computer. You will need to upload it to UVP.

Note that some clearances may take several days to process.

Sign back in to UVP to complete the task

Use your UVP email address and password.

Click on the task to begin

Click complete

This will take you to your assignment detail page.

Click the green button

Make sure it's the 'confirm security clearance' task.