Bereavement guide for South Korea
Information to help you deal with practical arrangements following the death of a British national in South Korea.
The death of a relative or a friend can be a traumatic experience. When the death occurs overseas, family and friends in the UK can feel additional distress as they are unfamiliar with foreign procedures and perhaps are unable to communicate in the language of the country where the death occurred. Consular Directorate of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and our Embassy in South Korea are ready to help as far as they can. You may be uncertain about what to do next or who to contact for advice.
These notes are designed to help you through the practical arrangements you will need to make. You should be aware that procedures in South Korea differ significantly to those in the United Kingdom and that, while we understand your need for arrangements to be made quickly, this is not always possible.
The information contained in this document is not meant to be a definitive statement of the law, nor is it to be taken as a substitute for independent legal advice.
Published 20 April 2017