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To Repatriate To India

At Southall Funeral Service, we have over thirty years of experience of sending a loved one to India.

Below is a guide to what we need to do:

Items required from the family:

  • A current passport.
  • An original Death Certificate.
  • Contact details of a family member in India to act as a Consignee.
  • An Affidavit, stating they will accept the deceased and passport details for Consignee.
  • Airport Destination

Items required by Indian High Commission London, which we will organise:

  • Coroner’s Out of England Form (see notes 1& 2).
  • Doctors Free from Infection Certificate.
  • Embalming Certificate.
  • Certificate from Funeral Directors confirming that the packing of the body is in accordance with International Regulations.
  • Airway bill from Airline.
  • Flight details.

Note 1: The Coroner is allowed to take up to 5 working days to issue certificate.
Note 2: West London Coroner requires Passport, Death Certificate before they will issue Out of England Form.

More information can be found on the Consular Services Section of the Indian High Commission, London website: www.hcilondon.in

Please note this is a guide only.

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