Repatriation of Remains from Portugal

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 Portugal. With our lengthy experience of repatriation assistance combined with our relationships with both airlines and embassies you are in very safe hands when repatriating your loved from Portugal.

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

How Repatriation from Portugal works

Homeland International provides everything required for the repatriation of your loved one from Portugal. 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 Portugal

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 Portugal we can repatriate from


We are usually able to arrange flights back to most international destinations from airports in Portugal such as Faro, Funchal, Lisbon and Porto. 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 Portugal including:

  • Albufeira
  • The Algarve
  • The Azores
  • Coimbra
  • Faro
  • Funchal
  • Lagos
  • Lisbon
  • Madeira
  • Portimao 
  • Porto

Madeira and the Azores

We are able to support the repatriation from Madeira and the Azores and there is usually no need for your loved one to be transported to mainland Portugal. Even if the death is referred to the police, the investigations are usually able to be completed in Funchal, Madeira or the Azores. Flights are usually available from Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport in Funchal, Madeira to most international destinations, flights from the Azores will usually connect via Lisbon. If for some reason flights are unavailable from Madeira or the Azores we can transport to Lisbon or other international airports for a connecting flight.

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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