Repatriation of Body from the UAE to the Philippines

Repatriation from the UAE to the Philippines as well as to many other asian countries is a common process for Homeland International. We support many clients with the repatriation of remains from the UAE to the Philippines. Whether repatriation is required from Dubai to Manila or from Abu Dhabi to Davao City, Homeland International is well positioned to support with these cases and everywhere in between. We understand the requirements in the UAE and what is required in the Philippines also so you can be sure that Homeland International can support with all aspects of the repatriation of remains process. 

How Repatriation of Body from the UAE to the Philippines works

Much of the repatriation of remains process from the UAE requires the support of an employer or ‘sponsor’. Many aspects of daily life in the UAE includes the support of a sponsor and the repatriation of remains is no different. 

Homeland International and its agents work closely with employers, sponsors and families in the UAE to ensure the repatriation process goes as smoothly as possible. Repatriation usually takes about 5 to 7 days from the UAE. Once the paperwork process is complete and the consular requirements are met, Homeland International will work with international airlines to source suitable flights and routings to the final country. 

Embalming is managed at a government controlled centre, we will complete the embalming at the centre before safely sealing and securing the coffin for safe transportation home from the UAE.

Homeland International has great experience in the UAE including high profile repatriation cases on behalf of government organisations. We have built and developed many relationships throughout the UAE which enable us to support from anywhere in the country back to any country on earth. 

Documents Required for Repatriation of Remains from the UAE to the Philippines

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
  • Non Objection Letter/ Certificate (NOJ/NOC)
  • Philippine Embassy Letter/Permit
  • Freedom from Infection Certificate
  • Embalming Certificate
  • Funeral Directors Declaration Certificate
  • Air Waybill document from airline
  • Other local paperwork

Locations in the UAE we can repatriate from

We are usually able to arrange flights back to most international destinations from Dubai international airport or Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

We regularly support with repatriation of remains from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah, and Sharjah. 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 the UAE including:

  • Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Sharjah
  • Al Ain
  • Ajman
  • Ras Al Khaimah
  • Fujairah
  • Umm al-Quwain
  • Dibba Al-Fujairah
  • Khor Fakkan

Repatriation to the Philippines can sometimes only be completed to a handful of international airports such as Manila and Davao City. 

If we can only reach these airports, we can then support you with onward transportation in the Philippines to any location with the support of our own vetted agents in the Philippines. We can support to anywhere such as: 

  • Quezon City
  • Manila
  • Davao City
  • Caloocan
  • Cebu City
  • Zamboanga City
  • Taguig
  • Antipolo
  • Pasig
  • Cagayan de Oro

Request Quotation

Please provide us with some information such as where the repatriation is to and from so we can provide a quotation to you. You can contact us using one of the methods below:


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