Death of a U.S. Citizen

The death of any American citizen in Kyrgyz Republic should be reported immediately to the Consular Section.   A Consular Officer will notify the deceased next-of-kin and inform him or her about options and costs for the disposition of remains.   If the next-of-kin wishes, the consular officer can act as his or her representative with local authorities.

The Consular Section will prepare the necessary documents should the family choose to have the body returned to the U.S. Costs associated with the repatriation of remains to the U.S. are quite high and must be paid by the family.   The Consular Section will prepare a Consular Report of Death, based upon the Kyrgyz death certificate, which may then be used in the U.S. to settle estate and other matters.

This document (PDF 168 KB) describes funeral and repatriation procedures in Kyrgyzstan.

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