How to Repatriate a relative

Can I carry my relative's ashes onboard an aircraft?

In many cases Human Ashes can be carried in the passenger hold on an aircraft. You must ask the airline directly if they will allow it.

Can I travel on the same flight as my deceased relative?

If you inform your Funeral Director that you wish to travel on the same flight as your relative they can advise what you should do. In some cases it is better to get confirmation that your relative is booked on the flight before booking tickets. In some cases the airline will automatically confirm your relative on the flight if you already have tickets.

Always check with your Funeral Director before you book your own tickets.

Do I require a Funeral Director to arrange a Repatriation?

Only Funeral Directors can issue a Funeral Directors Declaration, one of the required documents for Repatriation. Funeral Directors are also able to arrange other required documentation.

A relative has died overseas. What should I do?

When you are faced with the death of a loved one overseas you should contact their insurance company first. They may be able to take care of all the arrangements for you. You can also contact the British Embassy in the country. They may also be able to assist in appointing a local funeral director.

If you cannot get any help through the insurance company or the Embassy, we will be able to assist you directly.

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