We are experienced in all aspects of repatriation throughout the world for foreign nationals who have died in England, and also in receiving the remains of UK nationals who have died abroad, back to England.
Our Repatriation Service includes:
- Making the arrangements as needed, to include liaising with third parties such as the Funeral Director in the destination country and the coroner.
- Booking the flight (at additional cost) Bringing the Person who has died into our care
- Embalming and dressing, together with visits to our Quiet Room at our Funeral Home if required.
- Transport of the Person in a suitably wrapped and Zinc lined coffin (to meet airline requirements) to a London airport.
- Collating and preparing the required paperwork.
Some countries require us to obtain permission for the repatriation before the Person leaves the UK, and if appropriate we will visit the Embassy on your behalf.
Should you wish for your loved one to have a service prior to their journey home, we can arrange this. We will liaise with the Church or Service Location to arrange a suitable date and time (within normal working hours), together with the provision of our hearse and uniformed bearers. If requested the hearse can leave from a local private address.
A Funeral Service prior to the repatriation is not included within our standard Repatriation Service costings, and will involve additional professional fees and the necessary disbursements.
If you would like us to arrange a repatriation, we will require the following information from you before we can book the flight:
- The deceased’s passport.
- The name, address, telephone number and email address of the Funeral Director at the destination country.
- One original Certified Entry of Death or one original Interim Death Certificate if the Coroner is carrying out an inquest.