Death of a U.S. Citizen

When a United States citizen passes away overseas:

We provide assistance to the family of a deceased U.S. Citizen.

In the event of the death of a U.S. citizen in the Netherlands, please contact this office immediately:

U.S. Citizen Services
U.S. Consulate General
Museumplein 19
1071 DJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
E-mail: AmsterdamUSC@state.gov
Fax: (31)(0)20-575 5330

The following will be required for the completion of a Report of Death of a United States citizen Abroad:

  1. Name
  2. Date and place of birth
  3. Evidence of U.S citizenship. (If a passport or naturalization certificate is available, these will fulfill the requirements.)
  4. Local death certificate Overlijdensakte, (Dutch and/or international version, obtainable from the City Hall/Gemeentehuis)
  5. Specific location where death occurred, street address, and name of institution if applicable
  6. Date of burial or cremation, place and name of cemetery or crematorium
  7. U.S. Social Security Number
  8. Address in the United States and The Netherlands
  9. Name, address and phone number of the deceased’s next of kin
  10. Name, address and phone number of the administrator of the estate

The following form can be used to provide the foregoing information:
Notification of the death of a U.S. citizen abroad (PDF 66KB)

The Consular Report of Death of a U.S. Citizen Abroad can be used to settle estate and other matters in the United States, and is a mandatory requirement of the Department of State.

For additional information please see: