Death of a U.S. Citizen

Report the death of an American Citizen to the Embassy in Harare as soon as possible. Death reports are accepted 24 hours per day by telephone 0867-701-1000 from a Zimbabwean mobile phone or +263-867-701-1000 when dialing from the United States, or by e-mail to (this e-mail is available 24 hours per day but only checked during business hours). The Embassy and the U.S. State Department can help with notification of next of kin, assist with making arrangements for shipment of the remains, provide the Consular Report of Death (used in place of a death certificate in the U.S.) and assist with the estate. Please note that the Embassy cannot pay to return remains to the United States nor to intern remains overseas, but can help receive and transfer funds to pay for these services.