We can assist family and friends in the event of the death of a U.S. citizen in the United Kingdom. We can act as liaison in arranging the disposition of remains and help with forwarding personal effects. The family or legal representative must pay all funeral home charges, shipping costs for the remains and personal effects (if applicable). We will work with any funeral home selected by the family to ensure proper documentation for shipment of remains to the United States. We maintain a list of three funeral homes that are familiar with international shipping requirements.
Even if no assistance is needed in making funeral arrangements, the death of a U.S. citizen, whether resident or tourist in the United Kingdom, should be reported to the Embassy or Consulate so that a Report of Death of a U.S.citizen Abroad can be issued. This document is necessary to settle legal and estate matters in the United States.
We can issue up to 20 copies of the Report of Death of a U.S. Citizen, which is usually sufficient in number to settle matters in the United States. For more information on this document, please see the Report of Death of a U.S. Citizen Abroad (PDF 57KB).