How Do I Collect Money From a Bank Account of a Deceased Foreigner?
In cases where the decedent didn't own property valued at more than a certain amount, which varies by state, the estate may go through a small estate administration process, rather than the formal probate process.
In each state, if the value of a decedent's estate doesn't exceed a certain amount, the small estate procedures may be used to collect and distribute the assets of the estate. An heirship affidavit may be used in place of letters of administration. An attorney is not required, but you will need to check with the clerk of courts at the local probate court for the availability of filing the required papers by mail or electronically and whether teleconferencing is available, as procedures vary by court.
Please see the requirements for each state at the link below: