Portugal bereavement: death abroad

Information to help the family and friends of UK nationals who have died in Portugal.



Includes information on:

  • what to do when someone dies in Portugal
  • burial and cremation
  • returning bodies to the UK (repatriation)

See also coping with death abroad

Published 4 July 2014
Last updated 20 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added contact details for a new support group who provide advice and information in English to anyone who lost a loved one in Portugal - "Share & Care Portugal"

  2. Updated format Bereavement information and advice when a UK national dies in Portugal.

  3. Information updated May 2019

  4. Updated added leaflet guide how to order Portuguese certificates online

  5. Updated May 2017

  6. Updated Bereavement Information Pack for Portugal - October 2016

  7. Updated information on death procedures in Portugal

  8. First published.