Obtaining an official report of death of a U.S. Citizen

  1. Obtaining an official report of death of a U.S. Citizen
  2. Information on burial and on shipping the remains of U.S. citizen

You do not need an appointment for this service. Please review the address, contact information, public hours, and scheduled closures for the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the Branch Office in Tel Aviv. These are the items we will need to issue the Consular Report of Death Abroad:

  • Original death certificate issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior (Misrad HaPnim) or the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Interior. The document does not need to be translated into English.
  • U.S. passport of the deceased (for proof of citizenship);
  • Social Security card or number of the deceased, if applicable;
  • The deceased’s last address in the United States;
  • The name of the cemetery where the deceased is buried;
  • The name of person or official who has possession of the deceased’s personal effects;
  • The name and address of the individual to whom the U.S. Embassy should send the report (normally next of kin).

More information on applying at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem for A Report of Death of a U.S. Citizen Abroad (PDF 88 KB)

Requesting Additional Copies

Requests for additional copies of a Consular Report of Death of a U.S. Citizen Abroad must be made in writing to the U.S. Department of State.