Please find below an outline of the documentation, and flight information that you would need to know to start a repatriation with ourselves. If you wish to have a more detailed outline of our services please click on our
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For your convenience please find a list of documentation and information that we would need to complete a repatriation for your loved one;
Original Death Certificate: This is the most important document and allows us to start the repatriation process ( We keep the original but upon arrival to the final destination your chosen consignee should return this to you )
Original Passport: This is a form of identification and is required for some paperwork to be processed and for the flight to take place.
Consignee’s Details: To request a flight for your loved one we must have contact information for the person or company that would be collecting from your requested airport. We must have their full name, address, telephone number and email address.
The following paperwork we will obtain for the repatriation;
Out of England Certificate: This document is issued by the local coroner and gives permission for us to repatriate your loved one ( An original death certificate and in some circumstances a passport is required to obtain this document )
Free From Infection Certificate: This is issued by the hospital / Pathologist or GP and is informing us that your loved one is safe for travel. ( If your loved one does have a communicable infection a repatriation can still take place but depending on circumstance can change some options available to you - Please ask our team if you have any further questions in this regard )
Embalming Certificate: This document we create once your loved one has been embalmed. This is a legal requirement for any repatriation and also preserves your loved one for viewing purposes.
Funeral Directors Declaration: This document we create once we are in the final stages of the repatriation.
As a Funeral Diretor we will contact the French Embassy in London to make further arrangements for the repatriation to take place. Once we are in a position to do so your loved one will be taken to the Embassy so an offical seal can be placed on their sealed coffin. We will then be issued the final documents that will allow us to send your loved one to France.
Due to Covid-19 flights have been greatly disrupted. Please contact us on 0207 703 4186 to find the most up to date flight information.
Upon our first meeting with you we will go through a break down of our services and the choices you have, while your loved one is in our care. From your decisions we will be able to give you a detailed quotation. If you are aware of the flight date that you wish to have at this time we will endeavour to complete everything required in time for this to happen. If you choose to go ahead with our services we will require the Original Death certificate to start the repatriation process from here we will arrange the external and internal documents that will be required. Please see the above list for the documents that we would require from yourselves.