Learn how to report death abroad for Peninsular. Death of Malaysian citizens in a foreign country must be reported to the National Registration Department (NRD). The department will input information on the death in the NRD system and certification of death will be issued to the applicant.
The applicant is required to complete Form B (update of death abroad) and submit supporting documents. Deaths abroad can be reported at any NRD office in Peninsular.
Application to report a death in a foreign country may be submitted by the following persons:
- Spouse of the deceased;
- Child of the deceased aged 18 years and above;
- Parent of the deceased;
- Sibling of the deceased aged 18 years and above;
- Person with knowledge of the death and able to provide information or evidence of the death
Required Documents (Originals And Copies)
- Form B (update of death abroad);
- Original identity card or identification document of the deceased;
- Identity card or identification document of the applicant (original and copy);
- Documented proof of death:-
- Death Certificate issued by the country where death occurred (original and copy);
- Translation into Malay or English if the Death Certificate is issued in a language other than Malay or English (original and copy);
- Certification of death from the clinic or hospital abroad where death occurred (original and copy);
- Certification of death from the Malaysian Embassy in the foreign country where death occurred (original and copy)
Where to Report Death Abroad for Peninsular?
Check the link below for NRD (JPN) branch details and contact details.
National Registration Department Branches