Repatriation

Repatriation. What to do if a Loved One Passes Away Overseas

If a loved one passes away overseas this can make an already distressing time even more daunting and difficult to deal with.

Albert E. Hicks Limited Funeral Directors provide international repatriation services. We will work with international funeral directors to ensure that your loved one is returned home safely and in a respectful manner.

Our service is highly flexible, therefore we can offer as much or as little help as you need. We understand that the prospect of repatriation of remains can be confusing at a time of great distress, however, our complete service can help put your mind at ease.

The team here at Albert E. Hicks Limited Funeral Directors, have extensive experience in the repatriation of remains. We can take care of the whole process, allowing you time to grieve.  Our services include liaising with international embassies and funeral directors, through to the processing of documents and organisation of travel arrangements.

We have access to multilingual translators who will be able to liaise with all the relevant organisations and funeral directors overseas, in order to make all the necessary arrangements for repatriation of remains.

Documentation Required

To successfully repatriate remains we will need you to provide the following documentation:

  • Current passport of the deceased
  • Two copies of the death certificate
  • Confirmation of the designated consignee

Albert E. Hicks Limited Funeral Director may also be able to assist with further arrangements, such as concierge services to assist with travel arrangements for the designated consignee.

It is necessary that either a family member or the funeral director be present at the destination airport in order to complete the repatriation.

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements

To discuss our repatriation service, please contact us and we will be able to advise you on the process involved.  If you choose us to make the repatriation arrangements we will act quickly and efficiently. In addition, we will keep you informed at all times.

Prices for this service vary due to the location of the deceased.  Please contact us for advice and information about the costs involved. Albert E. Hicks will ensure that our costs are competitive.

Contact Us Today

If you have any questions or are interested in discussing plans for your loved one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.