Death of a U.S. Citizen

In the tragic event of the death of a family member overseas, the U.S. Embassy and Consulate can assist by arranging transport/cremation/burial of the body of the deceased, and by producing the paperwork necessary for family members to settle the deceased’s estate in the U.S. Please see the links below for information about the death of an American citizen overseas.  If you are reporting the death of an American citizen in Vietnam, please contact us.

Report of death of an American citizen abroad

A Report of Death of an American Citizen Abroad is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate to reflect the facts of the death abroad of a U.S. citizen. The document is based upon the local death certificate. It is generally required by insurance companies and other entities in the U.S. before in determining the distribution of death benefits. Please follow the link below to the Department of State’s website for additional information on Reports of Death Abroad.

Disposition of remains

The process for the disposition of remains will depend whether the deceased is located in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.