Death of a U.S. Citizen

The death of an American citizen in Dubai or in the Northern Emirates should be reported to the American Citizen Services section of the U.S. Consulate General. In the event that a U.S. citizen dies unattended, the ACS section can help verify the citizenship and identity of the deceased and notify the next of kin of the death. Whether the U.S. citizen died attended by family and friends or alone, the U.S. Consulate General can assist with arrangements for the disposition of the remains. All costs are the responsibility the family as the U.S. Consulate does not have funds available to pay for the return of remains or other costs associated with funeral arrangements.

Upon completion of all formalities, the American Citizen Services section will prepare a Report of Death of an American Citizen based on the local death certificate and the deceased’s passport. This document is an administrative report that provides essential facts concerning the death of the U.S. citizen and custody of the personal estate of the deceased. Copies are provided to the next of kin or legal representative for use in U.S. courts to settle estate matters.

To read the report of disposition of remains, see the following link: Dubai (PDF 123 KB)