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When someone dies overseas

If you're travelling overseas and someone who's travelling with you dies, contact the nearest NZ Embassy or Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade office.

If someone dies overseas

NZ Embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade can give local burial or cremation options, and advice on how you can bring back the body or ashes. Any costs have to be paid for by the family.

Death overseas

You can get an urgent passport if a family member has died and you need to travel urgently to get to their funeral.

Urgent travel

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