Repatriation of Remains from Switzerland

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

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

How Repatriation from Switzerland works

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

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 Switzerland we can repatriate from

We are usually able to arrange flights back to most international destinations from airports in Switzerland such as Basel, Geneva and Zurich. 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 Switzerland including:

  • Basel
  • Bern
  • Geneva
  • Lausanne
  • Lucerne
  • Lugano
  • St. Gallen 
  • Winterthur
  • Zurich

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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