Death of an American Citizen Abroad
Communicating Your Relationship to the Deceased
We seek to carry out the wishes of the Next of Kin. Generally the Next of Kin is held to be the spouse, the adult children, the parent(s), or the siblings of the deceased.
You must complete an Affidavit of Surviving Spouse or Next of Kin (PDF 34KB), and have it notarized by a U.S.-recognized Notary Public. Then fax or email scanned copies to the Embassy or Consulate, to be followed by the original document via courier to the attention of the Consular Section.
This affidavit is for our use in learning who the Next of Kin is so that we may assist with the disposition of remains and provisional disposition of effects. This affidavit does not serve in place of decisions made by a will, probate, and/or litigation in determining the final disposition of the deceased's effects, possessions, and/or funds.
The American Citizen Services are provided between 14:00 and 16:30 pm Monday to Thursday.
You need to make an online appointment before you visit Online Appointment System
You may call (90) (312) 455 5555 or fax us on (90) (312) 466 5684.
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