What You Must Know About Repatriation

The family will go through more emotional stress if a loved one were to die in another country or state. They have to go through the process of repatriation or returning that person to their home state or nation.

When there is conflict overseas and a soldier dies in the line of duty on foreign soil, the family members would like the body to be brought back to the place where they were born. If a family member passes away in another country, the relatives who are left behind will want the remains to be brought back home.

Safe Transfer

The process of repatriation can be made easy if the family members work with the right service provider. If ever an individual dies overseas, the priority will be transferring the remains to a safe place until the relatives are called.

The funeral director will require the following information from the family:

– Full name of the dead person
– The current location
– Date of death, nationality and a copy of the passport
– The full name and relationship of the person planning the transfer or next of kin
– Email address, physical address and telephone number
– Name of the travel insurance company, policy number and contact details
– The choice between a burial or cremation

The passing of an individual must be documented with the local registrar of marriages, deaths and births. In most cases, at least three authentic death certificates will be needed. The certificates are used by:

1. The airline’s waybill
2. The funeral director where the memorial service will take place at
3. The family gets to keep one copy for whatever legal purposes it is needed for

To successfully facilitate the repatriation process, the funeral director will require information about the consignee. This person will make sure that the body is safely transported from one place to another. Normally the deceased individual will be put in a coffin, but the remains will be placed in a bio-seal so that the smell of the dead body will not affect the other people in the aeroplane.