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Report the Death of a U.S. Citizen and Obtain a Consular Report of Death Abroad by Mail
This service is available for death of an American citizen in certain areas in Taiwan.


  • This service is available for death of a U.S. citizen in the following areas: Kaohsiung, Tainan, Chiayi City, Chiayi County, Pingtung County, Taitung County, and Penghu County. For areas not listed above, please click HERE for instructions.

  • You must submit the original documents and their photocopies (single-sided). Original documents will be returned to you via courier service after we review your documents.
  • The processing time is 3 weeks.


Prepare Your Documents

Please use the checklist (PDF 604KB) to prepare your document package.  Your document package should include the following items:

  1. Death Information Sheet: Please complete and print.
  2. Evidence of U.S. Citizenship of the Deceased: This evidence may include but is not limited to: U.S. passport, U.S. birth or naturalization certificate, or Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
  3. Local Death Certificate in English and Chinese: If there is no English version available, please submit the Chinese version along with a certified English translation. Most hospitals in Taiwan are able to issue a death certificate in English.
  4. Valid government issued photo ID of the legal next-of-kin1: Such as an U.S. or valid foreign passport, driver’s license, or military ID.
  5. Proof of Relationship of the next-of-kin and the Deceased: The legal next-of-kin will need to prove his/her relationship to the deceased with original or certified copies of documents such as a marriage certificate, birth certificate, or Taiwan Household Registration Transcript. If you are submitting documents in Chinese, please also submit the Taiwan passports of both the deceased and the legal next-of-kin.
  6. Courier Service Form for Consular Services: Please complete and print the form.
    • The original documents will be delivered to you via courier service. The courier fee of NT$190 is charged at the time of delivery.

1: Order of legal next-of-kin: spouse of the deceased⟶ children of the deceased⟶ parent(s) of the deceased ⟶ siblings of the deceased.


Submit Your Document Package

Mail your complete document package to the AIT Kaohsiung American Citizen Services Unit at the following addresses via registered mail:

American Institute in Taiwan, Kaohsiung

American Citizen Services Unit (CRODA)

5F, No. 88, Chenggong 2nd Road, Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung 806618


Additional Information

  • Individuals whose names are to be listed on the Consular Report of Death Abroad should submit their valid government issued photo ID and a proof of relationship to the deceased.
  • As of August 11, 2023, AIT issues form DS-2060, U.S. Department of State Report of Death of a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Non-Citizen National Abroad (CRODA), electronically. The electronic CRODA contains the digital signature of the consular officer who signed the form with a time and date stamp when it was signed on the form’s Signature on all copies line, the typed name and title of that consular officer, and the AIT digital seal to the left of the digital signature.