U.S. Citizen Deaths Overseas

Sec. 204(c) of P.L. 107-228, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003, says that, when possible, the Department of State must collect and post on the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet site certain details about each United States citizen who dies in a foreign country from a non-natural cause. It requires: (1) the date of death; (2) the place of death; and (3) the cause of death. If the death was due to terrorism, the report must say so. The web site must list the information by country. It must cover deaths in the preceding three calendar years. The information is updated every six months.

Deaths listed as “undetermined/unknown” have been reported to the Department of State as deaths from non-natural causes. Local authorities have not provided more information.

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* Data is available from October 2002 to December 2022.
Last Updated: March 5, 2024