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All deaths must be registered in the country where the person died.
If you are living in the UK and a relative or friend dies when abroad, then you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.
If you are abroad, you should contact the relevant Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. The correct Embassy, High Commission or Consulate can be found by calling the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on +44 20 7008 1500 from abroad.
If the person who died was travelling with a tour company, the company will often contact you, as the next of kin themselves.
If the death of a British national abroad is reported to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, they will ask the UK police to tell you as soon as possible. If you are not in the UK, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will ask their consular staff in the country where you are to do this.
You will need to provide documents about you and the person who has died, including, for example, the full name, date of birth and passport number of the person who has died.
What the Foreign and Commonwealth Office can do to help:
Craven District Council
1 Belle Vue Square
Telephone: 01756 700 600
Fax: 01756 700 657