Body & Ashes Repatriation Greece

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Body Repatriation
The particulars of the deceased, including specific details such as the name and information, are associated with the coffin, creating a cohesive connection.

The Funeral Directors Declaration confirms that the preparation and reparations process has been carried out in accordance with the required standards.

Out of country certificate which is a government official document allowing the body to leave the country.

The Death Certificate & Cause of Death is required. An Apostille stamp, necessary to officially authenticate a death certificate, is required for it to be recognized in any of the countries that participate in the 1961 Hague Convention.

The deceased passport would be required.

Embalming is required which temporarily preserves a body to delay decomposition while transporting the body over long distances. The embalming certificate would need to be apostille stamped by the The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Free From Infection (FFI) certificate confirms that there was no epidemic of infectious disease for three months preceding the death.

A repatriation coffin is required. Coffin placed inside a Outer Wooden Coffin

It is essential that the consignee is a funeral director who possesses an appropriate funeral vehicle for transportation.

Embassy authorization is mandatory for permits, mortuary passports, and other documentation. You would be required to communicate with the embassy in person. It is mandatory by the Greeks embassy/consulates that the coffin must be sealed and viewed by the member of authority.

Translation of documents would be required into the following language(s) Greek
Ashes Reptriation
The particulars of the deceased.

Funeral Directors Declaration to validate the contents of the URN during the transportation across borders.

We will need to obtain the cremation certificate from you (this is provided by the crematorium). We will legalise the certificate for you. You will need to translate the document into Greek.

The death certificate will be required. The certificate needs to be legalised by the embassy/consulate or a Greeks Official.

A sealed URN would be require for transportation.

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Greece is a country located in Southeastern Europe, with a population estimated to be around 10.4 million people. It is known for its ancient history, stunning islands, and Mediterranean cuisine. The official language spoken in Greece is Greek.

The presence of British or Irish people in Greece is significant due to historical ties, tourism, and lifestyle opportunities. Many British or Irish expatriates live in Greece for work, retirement, or personal reasons. They contribute to the local economy, engage in various industries, and enjoy the Greek hospitality, ancient ruins, and picturesque landscapes.
In the event of the most unfortunate circumstances, should an individual from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, or any non-native origin pass away in Greece, Rosy International's Greece team is ready to assist in repatriating their remains (including ashes) back to the UK or Ireland. We can arrange collection from Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion, Larissa or any other specified location in Greece.
Conversely, the Greek community in the UK is quite extensive and can be found in various cities, with larger communities in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow.
In the event of the passing of your beloved in any of the mentioned cities above or elsewhere, we stand ready to assist you in repatriating your loved ones remains to Greece, if needed. In the subsequent sections, we will delve into the process of bringing your loved one back to Greece from the UK or Ireland.
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What happens when Greeks die in the UK or Ireland?

If your loved one is an Greeks national and died in the UK or Ireland, it is essential to register the death with the local council to obtain the official death certificate. Should you desire to lay your loved one to rest in Greece, you would need to contact an International Funeral Director, such as ourselves, to initiate the repatriation process back to Afghanistan.

Why repatriate a body/ashes back to Greece?

There are several reasons why you might wish to repatriate your loved one back to Greece, especially if they were just visiting the UK or Ireland. In such cases, we strongly advise reaching out to the travel insurance company as they typically provide financial assistance. Other reasons why you may prefer repatriating your loved one back to Afghanistan include, Greek culture has a rich history and is known for its ancient traditions. Many individuals choose to be buried in Greece to honor their Greek heritage, participate in Greek Orthodox funeral customs, and be laid to rest in significant historical locations. Regardless of the reason we are here to help.

Please be aware that repatriating a body to Greece, usually requires the deceased to be an citizen or originate from Greece.
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How can we help repatriate a body to Greece?

Here at Rosy International we can help bring your loved ones back to Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion, Larissa or any other location in Greece. Our dedicated Rosy International Greece team will obtain all the required certificates and permits on your behalf. Additionally, we efficiently manage transportation to any airport in Greece e.g. Athens International Airport or any other designated airport. Rest assured, our team will seamlessly coordinate with the Greece authorities and the Embassy of Greece to facilitate smooth passage.

How can we help repatriate Ashes to Greece?

We offer compassionate assistance in repatriating ashes back to Greece with our personal door-to-door service where one of the Rosy international agents will travel to Afghanistan and personally deliver the ashes. Our dedicated team will handle all necessary procedures, including obtaining the required documents such as the cremation certificate from you and a letter from local authorities to allow us to fly to Greece.

Each airline, including Aegean Airlines, enforces its own specific rules and regulations regarding the transportation of ashes. Hence why we stay up-to-date with these airline policies to ensure compliance and smooth handling of the repatriation process between the UK/Ireland and Greece.

Although we are able to transport ashes to Greece, if you wish to scatter the ashes we advise reaching out to the local authorities for permission.

To guarantee a seamless passage and avoid any potential complications during the repatriation of ashes to Greece, contact us today.

Do you cater to religions & beliefs when repatriating to Greece?

We cater for all religious beliefs including Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Atheist, Agnostic, Non-Religious & more. Please note that transporting a body/ashes to Greece will involve certain rules and restrictions which may go against certain beliefs. Find out more by contacting Rosy International today.
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How long does it take to repatriate a Body or Ashes to Greece?

Body Repatriation: Typically takes 7 to 14 days. However, each situation is unique and may differ from one case to another.
Ashes Repatriation: Can take only days to arrange, plus the flight time between UK/Ireland and Greece which is approximately 3 - 5 hours.
Delays can occur for both ashes and body repatriation to Greece due to the flight delays, family disputes, non-natural causes of death and more. Although not common, delays can occur due to limited staff, governing authorities and embassies on 25 March as this Greece Independence Day.

How much does it cost to repatriate a body to Greece?

From the UK/Ireland this typically will cost for our personal door to door service (not cargo) is between £845 - £1445. However, please note prices could be more or less.

How much does it cost to repatriate Ashes to Greece?

From the UK/Ireland this costs between £2740 - £3340. However, please note prices could be more or less.

The contact details for the Embassy of Greece

For any reason you wish to contact Embassy of Greece, please see their details below:

1A Holland Park, W11 3TP.

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