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3 Tips for the Repatriation of a Deceased Body

While death is not something we want to think about, it happens to all of us eventually. Loved ones passing is something we should prepare for. But when loved ones pass, most of us will want them to stay in their home country or find a resting place near loved ones. Sadly, this is not always the case. Individuals have a chance of passing away in a foreign country far away from home. Their passing may present an issue to the family. The repatriation of remains must happen for the funeral to happen at home.

If you do not know what repatriation is, it is the act of bringing items or individuals back to where they came from. Human remains repatriation transfers dead bodies or remains from a host country to their country of origin or citizenship. If you desire to bring a loved one back to your home, you should know that repatriation costs are not cheap. The repatriation system can be complex.

You can save yourself from wasting time during the process if you know some tips for easier service. Here are some of them.

1. Call the relevant authorities

You should contact local authorities in the country where the person has died to obtain a death certificate. You will have an easier time registering your loved one’s death.

2. Arrange documents to prepare for repatriation

Before repatriation of the deceased body can occur, documents need to be prepared for repatriation, which can be simple or complex depending on the situation of your loved one’s death.

3. Call a repatriation company to help you with the process

Most people cannot handle the repatriation process alone. A company that specialises in the job will be beneficial to you.


Flying Home helps you send your deceased loved ones back to their home country, where they belong. Learn more about how to get them home safely and securely while adhering to international guidelines by reaching out to them about the cost of repatriation.