Repatriation of remains to The United Arab Emirates

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 the UAE. 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 the UAE.

How repatriation of remains to UAE works

At Homeland International we provide everything required for the repatriation of remains to the UAE. 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. 

We have our own Arabic and English speaking colleagues to help you with the process and are available to help with the repatriation of remains at any time. We have a great team in the UAE also who can help on arrival if need be. We understand that the UAE is more than Dubai alone and are able to support with onward transport to anywhere else in the UAE such as Abu Dhabi, Fujairah and Sharjah as well as everywhere else too.

We understand local and religious customs and will do everything possible to repatriate remains to the UAE as quickly as possible.

Estimate of Costs

Our Professional Fees
Local Removal (within M25) *
Care of the Deceased Person and International Embalming
Coffin Suitable for Repatriation
Coffin Preparation
Free from Infection Certificate
Transportation to the Airport
Flight to UAE **
FCO Legalisation of death certificate
Embassy Sealing and Permit
*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


Documentation required for repatriation of remains to the UAE

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)
  • *There may be more documents requested by the embassy at time of repatriation

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 the United Arab Emirates

We are able to arrange repatriation of remains to most international airports in UAE 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 UAE then we have reliable contacts willing to assist. 

Airports we are usually able to repatriate to in UAE are:

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • Al Ain International Airport
  • Dubai International Airport
  • Fujairah International Airport
  • Sharjah International Airport

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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