How to Transport a Dead Body From Singapore to India?

October 8, 2021 0 Comments
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Funeral repatriation is growing more common as families work and live more globally, particularly when the worst happens and a loved one passes away abroad. It is already a difficult and emotional time, and passing away abroad can make it even more so. 

This guide will help you figure out what to do if a loved one passed away and how to send their dead body Transportation by air from Singapore to India. 

How to Repatriate your Loved One Out of Singapore?

When your loved one dies tragically in an abroad setting, there are two possibilities. The first choice is to hold a memorial service there in town, followed by cremation. The ashes would then be placed in an Urn and hand-carried back to India, in this case. The second alternative is to have the deceased’s body repatriated in its whole.

The second option would necessitate more paperwork, and the cost would be determined by the distance travelled to the final destination and the airline used to transfer the deceased. The following are the typical documentation required: 

  1. Death Certificate issued by Singapore (Certificate had to be translated into English if it is in other languages)
  2. Sealing Certificate for the coffin
  3. Embalming Certificate
  4. Coffin Export Permit from Singapore
  5. Air Waybill if transportation is by air

The competent consular officials in Singapore would have to certify these documents. Last Journey will help with all of the paperwork and procedures needed to securely return your loved one home. 

What are the other important documents required to transporting a dead body to India?

  1. Original and seven copies of the death certificate
  2. Original and seven copies of the embalming certificate
  3. A certificate from the Ministry of Health’s Directorate of Preventive Medicine authorising the transportation of the body, as well as seven copies of the certificate
  4. A letter from the sponsor requesting that the body be Transport to India for last rites as requested by the nearest of kin.
  5. A letter from the sponsor requesting that the body be Transport to India for last rites as requested by the nearest of kin.
  6. Deceased’s original passport with two photocopies of the initial two pages, the last two pages, and the visa page
  7. Two photocopies of the person accompanying the body’s passport (first two pages, last two pages, and visa page).
  8. A person who is accompanying the deceased should be present at the time of registration in order to sign the death certificate.
  9. In the proforma required, a letter from the deceased person’s sponsor detailing any outstanding debts to the deceased person.
  10.  Confirmation from the airline that a spot has been reserved.
  11. Authorization from the deceased’s next of kin to receive the body through a designated representative.

However, there are chances of getting a local burial/cremation in Singapore itself. If you’re planning a funeral in another nation, the actions you’ll need to do are determined by the deceased person’s residence. Here is the following documentation that one might require: 

  1. Original and seven copies of the death certificate
  2. A letter or fax from the next of kin to the Embassy, received directly by the Embassy, requesting that the body be handed over to their authorised representative for local burial.
  3. The deceased’s original passport with two photocopies of the initial two pages, the last two pages, and the visa page
  4. Two copies of the person authorised to bury the body’s passport (first two pages, last two pages, and visa page).
  5. In the proforma required, a letter from the deceased person’s sponsor detailing any outstanding debts to the deceased person.

We understand that the entire procedure can get really intimidating and perplexing, especially if you have recently lost a loved one. Last Journey funeral services provide end-to-end services of dead corpse transportation by air to give families relief and time. Their staff has worked in both domestic and international transportation. They provide such aid in a professional and sensitive manner and are available 24×7.

No one can take away your sadness, but the Last Journey staff will take care of everything so that you can organise a respectful funeral service. You can avoid looking for merchants and service providers all over the place. All of the services are tailored to your specific requirements and preferences.

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