Repatriation of Remains from Italy

Homeland International support with repatriation all over the world, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Our team is well experienced in repatriation from Italy. With our lengthy experience of repatriation assistance combined with our relationships with airlines and embassies we can assure you are in safe hands when repatriating your loved one from Italy.

We have an excellent relationship with our local (English speaking) provider in Italy who we have worked with for many years and are able to provide funeral and body repatriation services from anywhere in Italy back home.

How Repatriation of Remains from Italy works

Homeland International provides everything required for the repatriation of your loved one from Italy. Typically, a repatriation usually takes between 5 to 7 days however in certain situations, such as if a coroner or the police are involved, this may extend the time frame slightly.

Once in our care, our team will care for the person who has died, complete the embalming which is required for repatriation and prepare the coffin for international transportation back home.

Documentation Required for Repatriation from Italy

Documents for you to provide to Homeland International
  • Passport of the deceased person
  • Death Certificate
  • Homeland International Authorisation Form (this will be sent to you for completion)
  • There may be a requirement for additional paperwork from you, we will advise you if anything else is required when starting repatriation arrangements

Documents which Homeland International will obtain

  • Export Certificate
  • Freedom from Infection Certificate
  • Embalming Certificate
  • Funeral Directors Declaration Certificate
  • Air Waybill document from airline
  • Other local paperwork

Locations in Italy we can repatriate from

We are usually able to arrange flights back to most international destinations from airports in Italy such as Bari, Bologna, Brindisi, Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Venice, Verona and more. On arrival back to the destination country, Homeland International can support with the customs clearance at the airport and the transport back to the home town/city. We can arrange repatriation of remains from anywhere in Italy including:

  • Amalfi
  • Ancona
  • Bari
  • Bologna
  • Brescia
  • Brindisi
  • Catania
  • Cagliari
  • Capri
  • Carpi
  • Como (Lake Como)
  • Garda (Lake Garda)
  • Genoa
  • Florence
  • Lecce
  • Milan
  • Naples
  • Olbia
  • Palermo
  • Pescara
  • Pisa
  • Rome
  • Salerno
  • Sorrento
  • Trieste
  • Turin
  • Venice
  • Verona
  • Anywhere else in Italy

Repatriation from Sicily

We are able to support the repatriation of remains from Sicily. The process followed is the same as the rest of Italy however it can sometimes be complicated if there is a delay in appointing a funeral home. Hospitals in Sicily do not have the appropriate mortuary facilities so they often contract with a local funeral home who will collect your loved one and transport them into their care. Whilst this sounds helpful, it tends to lead to expensive bills and invoices, and we then have to negotiate with these companies before starting the repatriation procedure and transfer into our care. This step can be eliminated if you appoint us or another repatriation company to start procedures right away. We can then transport your loved one directly into our care before the hospital contacts their partnered funeral home.

Once the repatriation process is complete, we are able to book flights to most international destinations, even if they require to connect in Rome. Sometimes outside tourist seasons there are restrictions on flights out of Catania and Palermo and we will have to drive to Naples or Rome for a departing flight. This is no problem for us and we will inform you if we have to fly out from another location.

Repatriation from Sardinia

We are also able to support the repatriation of remains from Sardinia. The process followed is the same as the rest of Italy however the process can sometimes be complicated if there is a delay in appointing a funeral home. Hospitals in Sardinia do not have the appropriate mortuary facilities so they often contract with a local funeral home who will collect your loved one and transport them into their care. Whilst this sounds helpful, it tends to lead to expensive bills and invoices, and we then have to negotiate with these companies prior to starting the repatriation procedure and transfer of your loved one into our care. This step can be eliminated if you appoint us or another repatriation company to start procedures right away. We can then transport directly into our care before the hospital makes contact with their partnered funeral home.

Once the repatriation process is complete, we are able to book flights to most international destinations, even if they require to connect in Rome. Sometimes outside tourist seasons there are restrictions on flights out of Cagliari and Olbia and we will have to transport by boat to Rome for a departing flight. This is no problem for us and we will inform you if we have to fly out from another location.

Begin Arrangements

To proceed with our services, we require you to complete our authorisation form which can be emailed to you. Once we have received the death certificate and passport, we can begin the repatriation procedure and will keep you updated at every stage.

Contact us to begin arrangements or ask any further questions you may have:

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