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Reporting a Death of an American Citizen

Any death of a U.S. citizen that takes place in Mali should be reported immediately to the U.S. Embassy in Bamako.

If you need to report the death of U.S. citizen abroad, please contact the Consular Section.  We will arrange a private, quiet time for you to come in to discuss the situation.

To contact the Consular Section regarding the death of an American, please call us at +223 20-70-25-05 or e-mail

Please be ready to provide the consular representative with the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date and place of birth
  • Passport number
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Location of the remains
  • Name and contact information of the next-of-kin

When you come to the Embassy, please bring the following documents:

  • The original death certificate
  • Proof that the deceased was a U.S. citizen (such as a U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or Certificate of Naturalization)
  • His or her social security number (if possible)