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:


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

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

  1. Name (Last Name, First Name, Middle Name, etc., and other names used if any, e.g. birth name, alias, etc.)
  2. Date and place of birth
  3. Specific location where death occurred, street address, and name of institution if applicable
  4. Date of burial or cremation, place and name of cemetery or crematorium
  5. U.S. Social Security Number
  6. Address in the United States and The Netherlands
  7. Name, address and phone number of the deceased’s next of kin
  8. 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 195KB)

The following documents are required for the completion of a Report of Death of a United States Citizen Abroad:

  1. Evidence of U.S citizenship. (If a passport or naturalization certificate is available, these will fulfill this requirement.)
  2. Original Dutch death certificate Overlijdensakte, (Dutch and/or international version, obtainable from the City Hall/Gemeentehuis).  Note that a photo copy is not acceptable. We must receive an original death certificate, issued by the Dutch City Hall.

Notification and documents can be mailed to:

U.S. Citizen Services
U.S. Consulate General
Museumplein 19
1071 DJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

For additional information please see: