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

We are so sorry for your loss.  To request a Consular Report of Death Abroad of a U.S. citizen who has died in Israel, the West Bank, or Gaza, please mail us the following documents:

  • The original death certificate issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior (Misrad HaPnim) or the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Interior. This document does not need to be translated into English.
  • The Notice of Death issued at the hospital.  When available, this document includes the cause of death.
  • The U.S. passport of the deceased (for proof of citizenship);
  • Social Security card or number of the deceased, if applicable;
  • The completed Report of Death form, found here: https://il.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/CRODA-questionnaire.pdf

We are not receiving walk-ins, so you can either use the Drop Box in Jerusalem, or mail the items above to:

(Through the Post Office)
Special Consular Services Unit 
U.S. Embassy
P.O. Box 290
Jerusalem 9100201

(Through courier services)
Special Consular Services Unit
U.S. Embassy
18 Agron Road
Jerusalem 9419003


Special Consular Services Unit
U.S. Embassy – Branch Office Tel Aviv
71 HaYarkon St., Tel Aviv 6343229

We return all original documents by courier service upon completion of the Consular Report of Death Abroad.  The two courier services we use are Israel Post Courier and Aramex; you are welcome to send us your documents via any courier service you select.  We no longer use Israel Post Registered Mail.  Courier services currently charge approximately NIS50 upon delivery of documents. You will make your payment directly with the courier company, not with us.

Do not send cash to the Embassy.

The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) at the Embassy can be contacted about Social Security issues at FBU.Jerusalem@ssa.gov.

The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy facilities is our highest priority.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in line with the U.S. and Israeli governments’ public health guidance we can only provide this service by mail at this time.

PLEASE NOTE: Upon receipt of all documents at the Consular Section, processing and mailing takes about four to five weeks.

If you have any questions, please email the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem at JerusalemACS@state.gov or the Branch Office in Tel Aviv at TelAvivACS@state.gov.

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.