Repatriation of Remains from Spain

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

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

In the past we have managed the repatriation of a famous American jazz musician from Spain to the USA, as well as a high profile repatriation of remains from Nepal to Spain. We regularly meet with our colleagues in Spain, attending the country regularly to work with our spanish providers as well as meeting with our clients based in Spain.

How Repatriation of Remains from Spain works

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

It is very important for repatriation from Spain that we act quickly. Even without instruction from the family, local funeral homes with hospital contracts can release the body and it can then become expensive for us to intervene. Due to this, please let us know as soon as possible, within a couple of hours if possible, if you would like our assistance with repatriation.

Documentation Required for Repatriation from Spain

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 Spain we can repatriate from

We are usually able to arrange flights back to most international destinations from airports in Spain such as Alicante, Barcelona, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Madrid, Mahon, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Tenerife and Valencia. 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 Spain including:
- Alicante
- Almeria
- Balearic Islands
- Barcelona
- Benidorm
- Bilbao
- Cadiz
- Canary Islands
- Cordoba
- Fuerteventura
- Gijon
- Granada
- Gran Canaria
- Ibiza
- Lanzarote
- Las Palmas
- Madrid
- Majorca/Mallorca
- Mahon
- Malaga
- Menorca
- Murcia
- Palma de Mallorca
- San Sebastian
- Santander
- Seville
- Tenerife
- Valencia
- Vigo
- Zaragoza
- Any everywhere else in Spain

Repatriation of Remains from the Balearic Islands

Homeland International support with body repatriation from the Balearic Islands, supporting from Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca. We are usually able to provide a local English speaking representative who can visit you at your hotel or apartment to complete paperwork. 

Repatriation can be expensive from the Balearic Islands as the companies there have higher charges than those on the mainland. There is little competition within firms in the Balearic Islands so the costs are often quite high. Once the paperwork is complete by us and the local procedure has been followed, we can fly back to most international destinations. There are often direct flights to European cities during summer months, however if this is not possible it is easy for us to arrange connecting flights via Barcelona or Madrid. 

Repatriation of remains from the Canary Islands

Homeland International are also able to support body repatriation from the Canary Islands from; Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Tenerife and anywhere else in the islands too. We have access to providers in all the islands and have been able to negotiate cost competitive prices for repatriation with the airlines also. We are usually able to provide a local English speaking representative who can visit you at your hotel or apartment to complete paperwork. 

Once the paperwork is complete by us and the local procedure has been followed, we can fly back to most international destinations. There are often direct flights to European cities during summer months, however if this is not possible it is easy for us to arrange connecting flights via Barcelona or Madrid.

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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