Managing the Death Abroad of a Loved one in Turkey

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Managing the Death Abroad of a Loved one

This service is available across Turkey

Who would find this Service useful?

Dealing with a loved one's death abroad can be particularly challenging, especially in a country like Turkey, where legal and cultural practices might differ significantly from those in English-speaking countries. 

Our legal service is designed to assist English-speaking expats and individuals who have lost a loved one in Turkey, providing comprehensive support and guidance through this difficult time, in particular:

  • English-speaking expats residing in Turkey.
  • Families and friends of individuals who have passed away in Turkey, seeking assistance with legal procedures and repatriation services.
  • Those needing expert legal advice and support related to a death in Turkey.
Who would find this Service useful?


  • Initial Conversation: We begin by understanding all of your specific circumstances and requirements through a detailed initial assessment. This allows us to understand exactly what needs to be done to ensure that your requirements are respected, whether it's repatriation, local burial, or cremation services in Turkey.
  • Legal Documentation and Formalities: Our team assists in gathering and filing all necessary legal documents. This includes obtaining the death certificate, liaising with local authorities, and ensuring that all Turkish legal requirements are met for the repatriation or burial/cremation of your loved one.
  • Consular and Embassy Liaison: We coordinate directly with the relevant consulates and embassies to ensure that all procedures are followed correctly. Our team is experienced in dealing with international legal processes, ensuring that we can navigate any bureaucratic hurdles effectively.
  • Repatriation or Local Arrangements: Depending on your wishes and the legal possibilities, we can arrange for the repatriation of your loved one back to their home country or organize local burial/cremation services in Turkey. This includes handling all logistics, from transportation to liaising with funeral homes and crematoriums.
  • Legal Support and Representation: Throughout the process, we provide legal support and representation, ensuring your rights and wishes are respected. This includes representing you in any required legal proceedings in Turkey and providing advice on the implications of Turkish law on estate and inheritance matters.
  • Financial Advice and Assistance: Navigating the financial aspects of death abroad can be complex. We offer advice on managing the costs associated with repatriation or local services in Turkey, including guidance on any financial support or insurance claims that may be available to you.
  • Communication and Updates: Keeping you informed every step of the way is a priority for us. We ensure clear and consistent communication, providing you with updates and being available to answer any questions you may have.

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  • Expert navigation of Turkish legal procedures for death registration and repatriation, as well as probate matters.
  • Comprehensive support for funeral arrangements, whether in Turkey or abroad.
  • Assistance in dealing with Turkish authorities, including consulates and health services.
What Does This Service Consist Of?

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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