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What Happens If An Expat Dies Here?

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Vicks:
Hi friends,

My beloved asked me a question for which I had no solid answer, so maybe others here have dealt with this issue.

He wanted to know if a foreigner living here, but not a resident (Tourist Visa only) should happen to die here?

I thought if the person had a Last Will & Testament as to where they wanted to be buried and instructions as to the dispersal of their worldly possessions and the Will was properly recorded and filed by an attorney prior to their death...then the directions of the Will would be followed.

Not being well-versed in Philippine Law and never having experienced this concern myself...I am not sure as to what actually occurs in these events.

Thank you in advance for your information and assistance.

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:
https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/death-of-a-u-s-citizen/

Reporting the Death of an American

The death of a U.S. citizen should be reported immediately to the Embassy. The Embassy will notify the next of kin, if necessary, and carry out their instructions regarding the disposition of remains. Additionally, unless the legal next of kin is in the Philippines, the Embassy may act on behalf of the executor as the provisional custodian of the estate.

During working hours contact the American Citizen Services Unit (Tel: +63 (02) 301-2000 X 2246.) After working hours, the Embassy duty officer should be contacted as soon as possible at +63 (02) 301-2000.

The toll-free telephone number for the office of Overseas Citizenís Services (OCS) in the Department of State is +1 (888) 407-4747. Outside the US or Canada dial +1 (317) 472-2328. The hotline is available during the hours 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday. At all other times, please call the Department of State at +1 (202) 647-4000.

The Embassy is required to report the death of American civilians to their next of kin and to the Department of State. Consequently, we need to know the deceased personís name, date and place of birth, passport number, date and place of death, cause of death, and the location of the remains. We also need the full name and address of the next of kin so that we can determine their instructions regarding arrangements for the deceased.

Once the death certificate is issued by Philippine authorities, the Embassy will prepare a Consular Report of Death of An American Citizen Abroad. This document will assist the next of kin with legal matters that may arise as a result of the death.

Go to link above for the following below:
Mortuary Arrangements in the Philippines
Consular Report of Death of An American Citizen Abroad (CRODA)
Consular Mortuary Certificate (Repatriating Remains to the U.S.)
Transmitting Funds to the U.S. Embassy

Additional Resources
Consular Report of Death Abroad Questionnaire
Disposition of Remains Report
Emergency Contact
1201 Roxas Boulevard
Manila, Philippines 1000
Phone: (632) 301-2000
Fax: (632) 301-2017

Vicks:
So now I wonder what happens if there is no next of kin. Our neighbor has his GF's contact info written in his passport and she is Filipina. He has no living relatives.

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:

--- Quote from: Vicks on May 31, 2017, 01:17:10 PM ---So now I wonder what happens if there is no next of kin. Our neighbor has his GF's contact info written in his passport and she is Filipina. He has no living relatives.

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Call and ask the U.S.  Embassy from link provided on here.

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