BASIC (08-05)

GN 00312.450 Department of State Vital Statistics Records of Events Registered Abroad by U.S. Citizens

A. Procedure - U.S. Citizens Born Abroad (With U.S. Citizenship at Birth)

See GN 00308.235 for information on obtaining birth records from the Department of State.

Records are available from 1905 for births registered with the American Consular Office in the country of birth.

B. Procedure - Death Records

The following website provides information about requesting a Report of Death of an American Citizen from the Department of State: http://travel.state.gov/family/family_issues/death/death_600.html

1. Office to Contact

U.S. Department of State

Vital Statistics Service

Passport Services

1111 19th St., N.W., Suite 510

Washington, D.C. 20522-1705

Response time can be 4 to 8 weeks.

2. Fee

$30.00 for the first copy and $20.00 for each additional copy

Payable to the “Department of State.”


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200312450
GN 00312.450 - Department of State Vital Statistics Records of Events Registered Abroad by U.S. Citizens - 08/26/2005
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:08/26/2005