Ukraine: bereavement information

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



Local services may be unavailable or limited due to the current security situation in Ukraine. If you’re a British national in Ukraine and need consular assistance, phone our 24-hour helpline +380 44 490 3660 (from Ukraine), +44 (0)1908 516666 (from the UK) and select the option for ‘consular services for British nationals’.

Includes information on:

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

See also what to do when someone dies: death abroad

Published 27 January 2017
Last updated 16 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated - 16.11.2021

  2. updated in May 2019

  3. updated May 2018

  4. First published.