Guidance

Coping with death abroad

Advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) if a family member or friend dies abroad. Support British consular staff can provide in the event of an accidental death, death in hospital, murder or manslaughter abroad.

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. These guidance leaflets explain what practical support British consular staff can provide and what you or the next of kin need to do.

Published 30 September 2011
Last updated 13 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated leaflet
  2. Updated Guide for bereaved families
  3. First published.