Repatriation of Remains to Nigeria

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 Nigeria. 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 Nigeria.

We have negotiated a discounted repatriation cost with the Nigerian High Commission as we manage body repatriation to Nigeria on a regular basis.

How body repatriation to Nigeria works

At Homeland International we provide everything required for the repatriation of remains to Nigeria. 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
£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 Nigeria ***
£1,050.00
Embassy Visit and Fees
£250.00
Discount Negotiated with Nigerian High Commission
-£250.00
*We are able to collect the deceased person from anywhere in the UK and will provide an additional cost for collection outside of London.
**We are able to provide a basic metal casket for an additional £500.00
**Estimate based on 150KG, actual costing to be provided before repatriation.
Total Cost

£3,345.00

Documents Required for Body Repatriation to Nigeria

There is paperwork which needs to be applied for and obtained prior to repatriation. Some of these we require you to provide to us, the remainder is managed by Homeland International. This is described below:

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)

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
  • Health Waiver issued in Nigeria

Airports we can fly to in Nigeria

We are able to arrange repatriation of remains to most international airports in Nigeria 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 Nigeria then we have reliable contacts willing to assist. Airports we are usually able to repatriate to in Nigeria are:

  • Lagos
  • Port Harcourt

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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