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of the many services that funeral directors offer is repatriation which
involves moving a deceased person from one country to another. There are
several steps involved in this process so hiring a professional funeral team is
always the best option.
this blog, we explain the most important information you need to know about
When do you require a repatriation service?
a loved one passes away in another country, for example, while on holiday,
repatriation services assist by moving the body internationally back home.
Alternatively, you may have a friend or family member who lived in the UK but
felt as if another country was home. In this case, outward repatriation can be
arranged for the deceased to be moved to another destination.
How is repatriation organised in the UK?
country has different laws, so the right documentation and processes must be
followed. You will need to have all of the relevant documentation in place such
as the death certificate, reports, permits and written permission to move the
body. Next, transportation will need to be organised, which is usually by air,
as well as collection from the airport. A coroner will then decide whether an
inquest is needed before the funeral can be arranged.
Repatriation out of the UK
you would like to bury a loved one overseas or scatter their ashes abroad this
is also an option. A funeral service will be able to help with this and arrange
the documentation and contact the relevant bodies. Before this can take place,
the body will need to be prepared for transportation through embalming and
choosing a flight-friendly coffin or urn.
How long does repatriation take?
timescale for repatriation depends on several factors such as whether the
deceased is being imported or exported and which countries they are passing
through. There is also the potential for delayed flights. The best thing you
can do is hire a professional funeral director who can organise everything for
you including the perfect burial or cremation.
Normington & Sons
, based in Wakefield, we understand how difficult
it is when a loved one passes away. Our professional team is on hand to help
you plan the best send off including repatriation services, funeral transport,
flowers and more. Hire compassionate and experienced funeral directors that you
get in touch
with us today for more information.