Repatriation of remains to The United States of America
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 the USA. 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 the United States of America. Homeland International are a proud member of the USA’s largest funeral trade association, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) as well as an invited member of Selected Independent Funeral Homes which represents the top 10% of funeral homes worldwide.
How repatriation of remains to the USA works
At Homeland International we provide everything required for the repatriation of remains to the USA. 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 The United States of America ***
*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.
Documents Required for the Repatriation of Remains to the USA
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)
- Out of England Certificate
- Freedom from Infection Certificate
- Embalming Certificate
- Funeral Directors Declaration Certificate
- Air Waybill document from airline
- Consular Mortuary Passport issued by US Embassy
Airports we can fly to in the USA
We are able to arrange repatriation of remains to most international airports in the United States 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 the USA then we have reliable contacts willing to assist. Airports we are usually able to repatriate to in the United States of America are:
- Los Angeles
- New Jersey (Newark)
- New York (JFK)
- San Francisco
- Washington DC
- Plus many more
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: