Repatriation of remains to India
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 and from India. 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 or from India.
How body repatriation to India works
At Homeland International we provide everything required for the repatriation of remains to India. Typically, repatriation usually takes between 5 to 7 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
Local Removal (within M25) *
Care of the Deceased Person and International Embalming
Coffin Suitable for Repatriation
Free from Infection Certificate
Transportation to the Airport
Flight to India **
Embassy Visit and Fees
*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.
Documentation required for repatriation of remains to India
- Passport of the deceased person
- Two Death Certificates
- Homeland International Authorisation Form (this will be sent to you for completion)
- Letter from Next of Kin or Indian funeral director requesting the permit from the embassy and confirming collection at Indian airport (we can provide a template for this)
- Out of England Certificate
- Freedom from Infection Certificate
- Embalming Certificate
- Funeral Directors Declaration Certificate
- Air Waybill document from airline
- Embassy Permit
Airports we can fly to in India
We are able to arrange repatriation of remains to most international airports in India 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 India then we have reliable contacts willing to assist. Airports we are usually able to repatriate to in India are:
- Plus others (contact us for alternative airports and we can investigate whether these are possible to reach)
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: