Body & Ashes Repatriation South Africa

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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.

The deceased passport would be required.

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.

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

Translation of documents would be required into the following language(s) English or Afrikaans.
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).

The death certificate will be required.

A sealed URN would be require for transportation.

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South Africa to England


South Africa to Wales


South Africa to R. Ireland


South Africa to Scotland


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South Africa is a country located at the southernmost part of the African continent, with a population estimated to be around 60 million people. It is known for its diverse culture, stunning landscapes, and rich biodiversity. South Africa has 11 official languages, including English, Afrikaans, and several indigenous languages.

The presence of British or Irish people in South Africa is relatively significant due to historical ties, business opportunities, and tourism. Many British or Irish expatriates choose to live in South Africa for work, retirement, or personal reasons. They contribute to the country's workforce, engage in various industries such as finance, tourism, or education, and add to the cultural diversity of the nation.
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 South Africa, Rosy International's South Africa team is ready to assist in repatriating their remains (including ashes) back to the UK or Ireland. We can arrange collection from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth or any other specified location in South Africa.
Conversely, south Africans can be found throughout the UK, with larger communities in cities such as 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 South Africa, if needed. In the subsequent sections, we will delve into the process of bringing your loved one back to South Africa from the UK or Ireland.
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What happens when South Africans die in the UK or Ireland?

If your loved one is an South Africans 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 South Africa, 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 South Africa?

There are several reasons why you might wish to repatriate your loved one back to South Africa, 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, South African culture is diverse, with various ethnic groups and cultural traditions. Many individuals choose to be buried in South Africa to be laid to rest in accordance with their cultural practices, maintain connections with their communities, and honor their South African identity. Regardless of the reason we are here to help.

Please be aware that repatriating a body to South Africa, usually requires the deceased to be an citizen or originate from South Africa.
Body Repatriation

How can we help repatriate a body to South Africa?

Here at Rosy International we can help bring your loved ones back to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth or any other location in South Africa. Our dedicated Rosy International South Africa team will obtain all the required certificates and permits on your behalf. Additionally, we efficiently manage transportation to any airport in South Africa e.g. O.R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport or any other designated airport. Rest assured, our team will seamlessly coordinate with the South Africa authorities and the High Commission of the Republic of South Africa to facilitate smooth passage.

How can we help repatriate Ashes to South Africa?

We offer compassionate assistance in repatriating ashes back to South Africa 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 South Africa.

Each airline, including South African Airways Cargo, Kulula, Mango, South African Airways, 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 South Africa.

In addition to our services, our South Africa repatriation specialists can offer valuable recommendations for the best places to scatter ashes: The scenic Garden Route, stretching along the country's southeastern coast, offers breathtaking landscapes, lush forests, and stunning beaches, providing a serene and idyllic environment for scattering ashes in South Africa.

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

Do you cater to religions & beliefs when repatriating to South Africa?

We cater for all religious beliefs including Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Ethnoreligionist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, Agnostic, Non-Religious & more. Please note that transporting a body/ashes to South Africa will involve certain rules and restrictions which may go against certain beliefs. Find out more by contacting Rosy International today.
Ashes Repatriation

How long does it take to repatriate a Body or Ashes to South Africa?

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 South Africa which is approximately 12 - 14 hours.
Delays can occur for both ashes and body repatriation to South Africa 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 27 April as this South Africa Freedom Day.

How much does it cost to repatriate a body to South Africa?

From the UK/Ireland this typically will cost for our personal door to door service (not cargo) is between £1015 - £1615. However, please note prices could be more or less.

How much does it cost to repatriate Ashes to South Africa?

From the UK/Ireland this costs between £2520 - £3120. However, please note prices could be more or less.

The contact details for the High Commission of the Republic of South Africa

For any reason you wish to contact High Commission of the Republic of South Africa, please see their details below:

South Africa House, Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DP

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