How do I arrange a burial or cremation abroad?

If you are arranging a funeral in a foreign country, the steps you need to take depend on where the deceased person lived.

Attention: If you want to speak to someone immediately, call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ 24/7 Contact Centre on +31 247 247 247. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you would rather contact us in a different way, see our contact page.

If you want to prepare for your own death abroad, find out what you need to arrange before you die abroad.

The deceased person is in a foreign country

The deceased person is still in the Netherlands