Repatriation of Remains from the United Arab Emirates

Homeland International has extensive experience in supporting with the repatriation of remains from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Our experienced team regularly provide repatriation of remains services from the UAE to the UK.

Our company have supported high profile repatriation cases from the UAE to the UK also and understands all the government protocol in place to allow repatriation to proceed. Our team are available 24/7 and have our own Arabic and English speaking colleagues to help provide assistance from the UAE. 

How Repatriation of Remains from the UAE works

Homeland International manages repatriation of remains from the UAE with the assistance of its local providers in the country. Homeland International controls the repatriation from start to finish, orchestrating everything local providers will complete on the ground. This ensures the local paperwork protocols, embassy procedures and international requirements are all met thanks to Homeland International’s extensive experience in global repatriation services.

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.

On the ground in the UAE we work with an excellent team of English speaking colleagues. This team are available to families and employers to help with the local support and paperwork requirements. We regularly deploy this team around the UAE in cities such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah and Sharjah. 

Documentation Required for Repatriation of Remains from the UAE

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
  • Non Objection Letter / Certificate (NOJ/NOC)
  • 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

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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