Death of a U.S. Citizen

All deaths of American citizens in Tajikistan should be reported to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe as soon as possible.

A consular officer will notify the deceased’s next-of-kin and inform him or her about options and costs for disposition of remains (PDF 303 KB).

If the next-of-kin wishes, the consular officer can act as his or her representative with local authorities.

The consular section will prepare the necessary documents if the family wishes to have the body returned to the United States.  Costs of preparing and returning a body to the United States are high and must be paid by the family.

Based on the Tajik death certificate, the consular section also issues a Consular Report of Death, which can be used in the United States to settle estate and other matters.

For more information please visit U.S. Department of State Travel website.