Death of a French citizen or foreign spouse
The following documents must be submitted to the Civil Registry Department:
-Letter from a relative
-Proof of French Nationality of the deceased (consular registration card and French passport, or valid French national identity card, or certificate of French nationality)
-Livret de famille and birth certificate
-Death certificate issued by the Registrar of Vital Statistics of the state where the death occured with apostille (check on our french page).
Important: A photocopy, even if certified by a Public Notary, or a certificate without a registration number, will not be accepted. Also, a certificate with errors must first be corrected by the local authorities before it may be registered with the Consulate.