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When a U.S. citizen dies abroad and the death is reported to the U.S. embassy or consulate, Consular Officers:
A Consular Report of Death of a U.S. Citizen Abroad is:
A Foreign Death Certificate Is:
A Consular Officer will send the deceased’s legal representative up to 20 certified copies at the time of death, at no fee.
Additional copies can be obtained by contacting:
Department of State
Passport Vital Records Section
44132 Mercure Cir.
PO Box 1213
Sterling, VA 20166-1213
Tel. (202) 485-8300
You must submit a notarized written request to the above address, with the following information:
To check the status of your Report of Death request, call (202) 485-8300.