Repatriation in Exeter
If a loved one dies overseas, and the family wish to hold the funeral in the UK, the body needs to be brought home with dignity and security. In the same way, someone who dies in the UK may wish to be buried in another country (or the family may wish it).
This is repatriation - transporting the deceased to another country, or from another country to the UK. It is regulated by national and international law, quite apart from any religious or emotional considerations felt by the family.
Relatives can in most cases deal directly with the authorities concerned to comply with the regulations; alternatively, they can work through a recognised firm of Funeral Directors such as A. White & Sons.
When someone dies in the UK, but the burial or cremation is to take place abroad, certain formalities must be complied with. Our experienced professional staff can advise you on what's required, or undertake completion of these formalities on your behalf. Talk to us about your wishes.
Where someone dies abroad and is to receive a funeral in the UK, you will need to make preliminary arrangements with the foreign authorities - the British Embassy or local Consulate in the country concerned will provide help with this. Additional formalities are required in actually repatriating the body; we will gladly advise you on the steps to take, or act on your behalf.
Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements:
telephone 01363 772043