Guidance

Coping with death abroad

This leaflet explains what practical support British consular staff can offer you and what you need to do yourself.

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?