What to do if someone dies in a foreign country

If your partner, relative or friend has died in a foreign country, or you want to prepare for a death abroad, find out what you need to do.

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.