Deaths of American Citizens
If an American citizen dies in Lithuania, the death should be reported immediately to the Consular Section. If the next-of-kin was not with the citizen at the time of death, we will notify them of the death and work with them to carry out their wishes with regard to burial or repatriation of the remains of the deceased.
The Consular Section can also, with the next-of-kin's permission, act as a liaison between the family and local authorities. We will prepare the necessary documents to allow the family to return the body to the U.S., if that is their wish, and a Report of Death of an American Citizen Abroad, which is based on the Lithuanian death certificate and which can be used in the U.S. for most legal purposes.
Please be advised that the burial costs cannot be borne by the U.S. government and are the responsibility of the next-of-kin.
The following information provides information on the laws of disposition of human remains in the Republic of Lithuania (click here)