This isn't something I've seen discussed before but I think it is a valid concern. Hypothetically what would happen to all of your assets in a different country in the case of your death? Would your loved ones be able to provide a death certificate from your country of citizenship/residency to the country in which your assets reside and be able to access them? Assuming of course you haven't laid out any instructions or will of any sort. It seems unlikely that it would be effective.