Death of an American Citizen Abroad
Reporting the Death of an American Citizen
Any death of a U.S. citizen should be reported immediately to the police and to the Embassy. If the death occurs outside the Ankara area, follow this link for contact information for our Consulates in Turkey.
Deaths of U.S. military members or other Department of Defense personnel should be reported to the appropriate branch of service, not to the Embassy.
During working hours call the American Citizen Services Unit at 90-312-455-5555.
After hours, call the Embassy duty officer at 90-312-455-5555.
When reporting a death to us, if possible, please tell us the deceased person's name, date and place of birth, passport number, date and place of death, cause of death, and the location of the remains. We also need the full name and phone number of the Next of Kin if available.
In cases where we learn of the death of an American citizen in Turkey, we will as quickly as possible determine who is the Next of Kin of the deceased and immediately contact that person by telephone.
In some situations, however, it may not be possible to immediately determine who the Next of Kin is; for example, if someone passes away in a car accident and no ID is found. In situations such as this, we will work with Turkish authorities, the Department of State's Passport Office, and any other offices available to locate and contact the Next of Kin.
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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