In the event of the death of an American citizen in Bolivia, our first responsibility is to locate and inform the next-of-kin. Once we locate the next-of-kin, we can act as a liaison in arranging the disposition of remains and help with forwarding personal effects.
The disposition of remains is affected by local laws, customs and facilities, which can be vastly different from those in the United States. The family or legal representative must pay all funeral home charges and shipping costs for the remains and personal effects (if applicable). We will work with any funeral home selected by the family to ensure proper documentation for shipment of remains to the United States. Please see below a list of funeral homes that are familiar with international shipping requirements.