Germany bereavement: death abroad

Information to help the family and friends of British nationals who have died in Germany.



Includes information on:

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

See also what to do when someone dies: death abroad

Published 14 November 2016
Last updated 15 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Substantial update of information provided in this guide.

  2. Updated information as of 18 November 2018

  3. Updated information

  4. First published.