Death of a U.S. Citizen

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.

2014 Disposition of Remains Report (PDF – 56 K)