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Death of US Citizen

Death of US Citizen

September 11, 2012

In the event of the death of an American Citizen in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Vanuatu, please contact the U.S. Embassy Port Moresby on phone +675 321-0832 or +675 321-0289 during normal business hours from 07:45am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays except on U.S. or Local holidays and outside our normal working hours, please contact the Duty Officer on mobile: +675 – 7200-9439.

Please be aware that you will be asked to provide as much as possible of the following information relating to the deceased:

  • Name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death (e.g. name and address of the hospital)
  • Cause of death (if known)
  • Most recent U.S. passport number
  • Social Security Number
  • Military I.D. number (if applicable)
  • Name and contact details of the next of kin
  • Most recent address in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Vanuatu

The U.S. Embassy can assist the family in making arrangements with local authorities for preparation and disposition of the remains, following the family’s instruction in accordance with local law.

A consular “Report of Death of an American Citizen Abroad” will be prepared. This is a report that provides the essential facts concerning the death of a U.S. citizen, disposition of remains, and custody of the personal effects of a deceased citizen.

For further information please see Death of U.S. Citizens Abroad and Return of Remains of Deceased Americans.

For Papua New Guinea, please see the Disposition of Remains Report.

For Solomon Islands, please see the Disposition of Remains Report.

For Vanuatu, please see the Disposition of Remains Report.