Repatriation of Remains from South Africa to Malawi

Homeland International can support with the repatriation of remains from South Africa to Malawi. We have extensive experience in global repatriation services, including to or from both South Africa and Malawi. We understand the requirements for paperwork and process to ensure the repatriation of remains can go as smoothly as possible.

How Repatriation from South Africa to Malawi works

Repatriation from South Africa usually takes about 7 days to complete back to Malawi. The process time takes into consideration the lead times of all the different government departments we have to obtain paperwork from.

Once we have the paperwork, we can arrange an embalming and a repatriation coffin suitable for the repatriation of remains. Then we can arrange flight bookings back to Liliongwe in Malawi.

Documents Required for Repatriation of Remains from South Africa to Malawi

Documents for you to provide to Homeland International

  • Passport of the deceased person
  • Death Certificate (if registered already)
  • 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 South Africa we can repatriate from

We are usually able to arrange flights back to most international destinations from most international airports in South Africa including Lilongwe, Malawi. We regularly support with repatriation of remains from Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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 South Africa including:

  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Pretoria
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Vereeniging
  • Soshanguve
  • East London
  • Bloemfontein
  • Pietermaritzburg

Begin arrangements for repatriation of remains from South Africa to Malawi

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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