When a U.S. citizen dies in Equatorial Guinea, we stand ready to assist with the notification of the next-of-kin (NOK) of the deceased, help with burial or transportation arrangements, provide addresses of local funeral homes and local offices, explain the procedure for obtaining an Equatoguinean death certificate from local authorities and produce an official record of the death which can be used in the United States. We can assist family members in returning the deceased’s remains to the United States. However, costs may be high and must be paid by the family. We can also act to protect the property and personal estate of a deceased U.S. citizen until such property can be turned over to the NOK.
Estates and Property Claims
The Consular Section takes the responsibility for safeguarding the personal estates of U.S. citizens who die abroad if the deceased has no legal representative in Equatorial Guinea.
The Consular Section assists claimants by giving general information and providing a list of local attorneys in Equatorial Guinea.