Dead body transport from Netherlands to India


Dead body transport from the Netherland to India 

Transportation becomes a vital component for families coping with the difficulties of returning their deceased loved one home during the fragile and sensitive times that follow a death. Anthyesti Funeral Services, a sympathetic and knowledgeable ally during these difficult times, is aware of the challenges associated with dead body transport from the Netherlands to India. The purpose of this blog is to provide families with information on the difficult process of repatriation, the paperwork that is required, and the specialist services that Anthyesti provides to assist them.



Certificate for Transporting Human Ashes/Human Remains to India:

To facilitate the transportation of human ashes or mortal remains to India for religious or customary purposes, the Indian Embassy gives a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the deceased’s next of kin or relatives. Interested parties must apply in person for this service.

When an Indian national passes away, their next of kin, relatives, or family members must notify the Indian Embassy by presenting the deceased’s death certificate and last Indian passport. The death registration form is accessible at the Embassy’s consular counter as well as through the link “Forms for Consular Services.”  

Duly filled in Miscellaneous service application form ( Click the link ) Call +91-98833-18181 

(Please note that the Death Certificate or any other government document should mention the cause of death)


  1. Miscellaneous Application Form and Death Registration Form (if the deceased was Indian national) dully filled in and signed by the applicant(for Miscellaneous Application Form and Death Registration Form, please visit the link ‘Forms for Consular Services’).
  2.  In case of Indian nationals: Valid passport in original and copies of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page (s) containing passport officer’s observation(s), if any.
  3. In case of foreign nationals: Valid passport in original and copies of the passport pages containing personal particulars of the passport holder. 
  4.  Proof of Residence of the Applicant: Any of the following self-attested documents viz. copy of utility bill (landline telephone bill/electricity bill/gas bill/water bill) or lease deed (of house) etc. where the applicant’s address is clearly mentioned, should be provided, OR Uittreksel from Gemeente where applicant’s address in the Netherlands is clearly mentioned should be provided.
  5. Death Certificate issued by the relevant local authority in original and its photocopy.
  6. Original Passport of the deceased (for cancellation in case of Indian Passport holder), or original OCI/PIO card (for cancellation if the deceased had obtained any of these cards).
  7. Cremation Certificate in original and its photocopy
  8. Certificate from the Funeral Director/ Undertaker confirming that the urn contains ashes/ mortal remains of the deceased person indicating name, age, date, time and cause of death of the deceased. Contents of package must be mentioned in the Certificate from the Funeral Director/ Undertaker.(know more) Call +91-98833-18181 


Important Transport Steps:

Although every transport voyage is unique and varies significantly depending on certain aspects, the procedure generally consists of main stages:

  1. Record-keeping: The death certificate, embalming certificate, no objection certificate (NOC) from the local authorities, and the deceased’s valid passport are among the required paperwork. The knowledgeable staff at Anthyesti helps with the preparation and validation of these papers.
  2. Embalming: Regulations about international transportation frequently need embalming to preserve the body during transit. This operation will be carried out with the utmost care and respect by the competent specialists employed by Anthyesti Funeral Services.
  3. Selection of Casket: Families are allowed to choose the appropriate coffin for the journey. Anthyesti provides a variety of alternatives so that the choice is in line with personal and cultural preferences.
  4. Clearance via Customs: An essential part of repatriation is coordinating with customs authorities. Anthyesti Funeral Services oversees all customs clearance processes, reducing hold-ups and guaranteeing a seamless cross-border transfer.


The Dead body transport of Anthyesti:

  • 24/7 Support: The staff is on hand to offer assistance, respond to questions, and start the repatriation process as soon as possible.
  • Sensitivity to Culture: Taking note of the many cultural and religious customs
  • Global Network: This worldwide reach guarantees prompt services and effective coordination.
  • Transparent Communication: In these kinds of delicate situations it’s critical to communicate clearly and transparently.
  • Funeral Plans in India: Anthyesti Funeral Services continues to serve the family when they arrive in India by helping with funeral plans, which may include cremation or burial based on the family’s preferences.


Conclusion :

Anthyesti Funeral Services shows up as more than simply a practical help in the heartbreaking process of repatriation; it is a caring link that unites people’s hearts on opposite sides of the globe. As we come to the end of our study into repatriation services from the Netherlands to India, it is clear that Anthyesti is a ray of hope, providing unwavering help even in the most trying situation.


Anthyesti is a master at creating a pleasant balance of reflection, decency, and victory in the fine waltz of grief and planning. The service provider in question surpasses opportunity due to its 24/7 availability, cultural sympathy, worldwide network, clear communication, and thorough funeral arrangements in India. 



1. What should I do if an important person passes away overseas

To start the repatriation procedure, get in touch with the closest legation or consulate, the local administration, and a funeral director.


2. Will family members be able to travel with the leftovers?

Depending on the airline’s rules and the particulars of the situation, relations may be allowable to travel with the leftovers on some airlines.


3. How much time does it take to go back home?

The timetable may change depending on things like the processing of identification, the availability of flights, and any applicable law system.


4. Are there any particular rule for transfer human remains by airlines?

When it comes to packing, certification, and preparation, airlines may have sure policy and regulations regarding the shipping of human remains.