Report of Death and Consular Mortuary:
Application by Walk-in

The death of a Filipino should be reported to and registered with the Philippine Statistics Authority through the Embassy having jurisdiction over the locality where the event took place. Please check the Consulate Finder for the states covered by the Embassy in the U.S.

Mortuary Certificates are issued when remains or the cremated remains of a deceased (Filipino or foreigner) are to be transported to the Philippines.

Application Requirements by Mail

Five (5) duly accomplished Report of Death application form, typed or printed legibly in black ink, signed by the representative (if deceased is a Filipino citizen). Form should be notarized

Original and five (5) photocopies of the Death Certificate

Original and five (5) photocopies of notarized certificate issued by the Mortuary Director that the body was properly embalmed and the casket contains only the body of the deceased 
(for human remains only)

Original and five (5) photocopies of the Certificate of Cremation issued by the Crematory
(for cremated remains only)

Original and five (5) photocopies of the Certificate of No Contagious Disease issued by the State Department of Health
(for human remains only)

Original and five (5) photocopies of the Burial Transit Permit
(for human remains only)

Six (6) copies of the itinerary, to include full flight details and mode of transportation

Name, address & contact number of receiving funeral company in the PHL
(for human remains only)

Six (6) photocopies of the deceased’s identification card or passport

Six (6) photocopies of identification documents of the person who will travel with the urn 
(for cremated remains only)

Self-Addressed USPS Priority/Priority Express Return Envelope (with Stamp and Tracking Number)

Processing fee in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00), if Filipino, and $25.00 if US citizen,, payable in cash or money order made payable to “Embassy of the Philippines” (or “Philippine Consulate General”, if application is made at one of the Philippine Consulates General in the U.S.). Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted. Payments are non-refundable. An additonal service fee of $10 per document will be charged for requests for expedited release.

For applicants residing in U.S. territories or other countries within the jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy, applicants should enclose a treasurer’s, manager’s or certified check issued by a local bank that has a corresponding bank in the U.S. (the US National Bank Association is not a correspondent bank), payable to the courier of choice, in U.S. dollars, to cover cost of mailing, and a corresponding self-addressed courier’s address label. Personal checks are not accepted.

If deceased is no longer a Filipino citizen, omit the report of death.

The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional documents from an applicant, to prove his/ her identity and/or citizenship, and ensure accurate and complete personal data entries, pursuant to the Philippine Passport Law (R.A. 8239) and the Foreign Service Act (R.A. 7157).

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Frequently Asked Questions

In case of loss of personal copy, how can a next-of-kin obtain another copy of the approved Report of Death (ROD)?

All approved RODs are forwarded to Manila and become part of the permanent record of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). After approximately six (6) months from the time of approval of the ROD, registrant may request for an authenticated copy from the PSA online at www.psahelpline.ph or www.psaserbilis.com.ph or by visiting the various PSA Serbilis Centers.

For RODs filed with the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC from April 2016 onwards, registrants may also apply for a certified true copy of the approved ROD with the Embassy for a fee of USD25.

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