If you're arranging a funeral for someone who has passed away overseas or wants to be buried abroad, we can help you find the best repatriation funeral services to suit you and your family. With years of repatriation and funeral experience, Asian Funeral can help you arrange the repatriation of a loved one from anywhere in the world.
What does it mean to be repatriated?
If a death occurs in another country, repatriation is the process of transporting the deceased back to their home country. Many British nationals who die in the United Kingdom express a wish to be buried or cremated at home. Our funeral directors can organize repatriation of your loved one's remains from the UK, if desired.
How do you repatriate to or from the UK?
If a UK resident or non-UK resident abroad plans to repatriate to the UK, he or she should register the death with the local authorities in the country where the person passed away. Find your nearest British embassy for consultation.
What are the steps to repatriation from the UK?
When you have decided where to bury or cremate your loved one, we can help you arrange this. Just give us a copy of the death certificate and we will handle the rest, including getting all necessary documentation for transporting the body by air.
What paperwork do I need to bring for repatriation to the UK?
If you are returning the body of a loved one to the UK, you will need to supply the following documentation.
- A certified English translation of the death certificate
- A coroner's (or equivalent) permission to remove the body
- A coroner statement - If a death is unnatural or unexpected, the coroner will review the documents and decide whether an inquest is needed.
- Passport of the demised.
What is the typical waiting time to repatriate a body?
The length of time it takes will depend on where the person died. If the death happened in natural circumstances, it will take about five to seven days for repatriation. If there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, however, such as an autopsy, this could prolong the process by three months on average; but it usually takes about ten to fifteen days to transport a loved one back home. Call Asian Funeral for prompt Repatriation Funeral Services:
When you need to repatriate a body belonging to a loved one, our Repatriation Funeral Services make the process simpler and help you feel confident in your time of grief. Call Asian Funerals at 02089093737!