Documentation & Customs

Do I require an Export License to repatriate Human Remains from the UK.

You do not require an Export License to repatriate Human Remains from the UK. You will require a Customs Entry.

How do I arrange X-Ray Screening.

X-Ray Screening would automatically be arranged by your repatriation agent.

What documentation is required to repatriate Human Remains from the UK?

In most cases the only documentation you require is The Death Certificate, The Free from Infection Certificate, Out of England, Embalming Certificate and Funeral Directors Declaration. There are some countries where you will need additional documentation and even the passport. Call us or e-mail for more info.

Are there any Customs requirements for Repatriation into the UK?

Human Remains arriving from outside the EC require Customs Clearance before they are released from the airport.

Human Remains arriving from the EC can be removed from the airport without Customs Clearance after any applicable charges have been paid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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