When a Malaysian citizen passes away in the Netherlands, the Consular Section of the Malaysian Embassy should be notified immediately by calling 070-3506506 or 06-19007048 outside of office hours. You can also email to

Please make an appointment with the Embassy to have the death properly registered. Bring the following documents to the appointment:

  1. Original Malaysian Passport
  2. Original IC
  3. Original Certificate of Death issued by the municipality


The documents above will be sent back to Malaysia so that the death can be registered with JPN.

The next of kin of Malaysian citizens who passed away in the Netherlands can also contact the Consular Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Putrajaya for assistance.  Their telephone number is +603-80008000 or +603-88874570 and +603-88892746 (Duty Officer) outside of office hours. You can also email to

A Consular Officer will notify the next of kin and will help the family work with a local mortuary to return the remains to Malaysia or to arrange for local burial or cremation. Mortuary and related expenses are the responsibility of the family of the deceased.

Policies and procedures relating to death in the Netherlands, including those of Malaysian citizens, are governed by Dutch law.  Quite frequently an autopsy is required, which can delay the issuance of a death certificate and the release of the remains.  The Embassy cannot influence or speed up these official procedures.