Repatriation of Remains to France

Homeland International support with repatriation of remains all over the world, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year. Our close-knit team are highly experienced in body repatriation to France. With our knowledge of repatriation assistance built upon decades of experience combined with our relationships with airline companies and embassies we can assure you are in safe hands when arranging a repatriation to France.

We have a lot of experience in France, including conducting funeral services in Paris and Aix-En-Provence as well as managing the first Covid-19 death in Europe, in Paris in February 2020.

How repatriation of remains to France works

At Homeland International we provide everything required for the repatriation of remains to France. Typically, repatriation usually takes between 7 to10 days, however in certain situations such as if a coroner is 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.

Estimate of Costs

Our Professional Fees
£750.00
Local Removal (within M25) *
£275.00
Care of the Deceased Person and International Embalming
£325.00
Coffin Suitable for Repatriation
£450.00
Coffin Preparation
£75.00
Free from Infection Certificate
£45.00
Transportation to the Airport
£275.00
Flight to France **
£600.00
Embassy Sealing and Permit
£150.00
*We are able to collect the deceased person from anywhere in the UK and will provide an additional cost for collection outside of London.
**Estimate based on 150KG, actual costing to be provided before repatriation.
Total Cost

£2,945.00

Documents Required for Repatriation of Remains to France
Documents for you to provide to Homeland International
  • Passport of the deceased person
  • Two Death Certificates 
  • Homeland International Authorisation Form (this will be sent to you for completion)
  • Birth certificate
  • French Family record book       
  • Letter requesting authorisation to transport the body signed (with copy of ID card or passport of applicant) We will help you with this.
  • Letter requesting a transcript of the death certificate signed (We will help you with this)

Documents which Homeland International will obtain

  • Out of England Certificate
  • Freedom from Infection Certificate
  • Embalming Certificate
  • Funeral Directors Declaration Certificate
  • Air Waybill document from airline

Airports we can fly to in France

We are able to arrange repatriation of remains to most international airports in France and on arrival it is usually the company or person appointed by the family who will collect.

If, however, you require a recommendation or assistance with services in France then we have reliable contacts willing to assist. Airports we are usually able to repatriate to in France are:

  • Ajaccio
  • Bastia
  • Bordeaux
  • Brest
  • Lille
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Paris
  • Toulouse

Begin Arrangements

To proceed with our services, we require you to complete our authorisation form which can be emailed, posted or completed at one of our offices in the UK. 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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