Guidance

Coping with death abroad

Guidance on practical support British consular staff can provide in the event of an accidental death, death in hospital, murder or manslaughter abroad, and what you will need to do.

Documents

Death overseas

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Guide for bereaved families

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The death of a relative or friend is always distressing, but if it happens abroad the distress can be made worse by practical problems. After the death of a relative or friend abroad you are likely to have countless questions:

  • what should I do now?
  • how can I communicate with people in a foreign language?
  • who can I turn to for help?