Body & Ashes Repatriation Greece
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3. Transported home
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
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.
Greece to England
Greece to Wales
Greece to R. Ireland
Greece to Scotland
Greece to N. Ireland
England to Greece
Wales to Greece
R. Ireland to Greece
To Scotland Greece
N. Ireland to Greece
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.
What happens when Greeks die in the UK or Ireland?
Why repatriate a body/ashes back to Greece?
Please be aware that repatriating a body to Greece, usually requires the deceased to be an citizen or originate from Greece.
How can we help repatriate a body to Greece?
How can we help repatriate Ashes 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?
How long does it take to repatriate a Body or Ashes to Greece?
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?
How much does it cost to repatriate Ashes to Greece?
The contact details for the Embassy of Greece
1A Holland Park, W11 3TP.