At Anthyesti, funeral service provider, we are fully aware of all the requirements relating to documentation, so we work effectively with our worldwide network of funeral managers to transport deceased body of your dear ones from anywhere in the world to India.
Important features of our Funeral Services
- Door-to-door collection and delivery services
- Supply of coffin
- Handling in Airport and Flight
- Airport bill
- Legal documentation
- Working with third parties for any valuable add-ons
- Any other country-specific documentation
Funeral Assistance Worldwide
We can assist with all repatriations from any country to India. We are passionate about our work and understand how our efforts are crucial in determining the proper execution of the last rituals of any mortal remains. The process of repatriating a closed one can be a complicated task for anyone to deal with, and this is where our efficiency, professionalism and collaboration with many Embassies, Consulates and Government offices, as well as many airlines and transportation companies, ensures that we smoothly complete the process. Due to our frequent dealings with these agencies, we are intimately familiar with the complex rules and regulations involved in organizing repatriation services.
A journey from Singapore to Guwahati
Recently we have transferred a body from Singapore to Guwahati. Let’s take a look at the complex yet the secure process of transferring the last remains to the kin of the deceased.
The mortal remains of an Indian national can be brought back to India only after registration of death at the Indian High Commission or Embassy. Following documents were required for the registration of death –
- Medical report/death certificate issued from a hospital.
- Copy of detailed police report (with English translation)in case of accidental or unnatural death
- Consent letter from the kin of the deceased for transportation of mortal remains, duly attested by a notary
- Copy of passport and visa pages
In addition to the above, other documents such as clearance and arrangements for the embalming of mortal remains, clearance from local immigration/customs department, etc. were required.
Country’s Local Laws and Customs
Due to each country’s local laws and customs, the transfer of the dead remains of an unatural death takes more time. However, in this case, Anthyesti facilitates the transportation of the mortal remains in accordance with the wishes of the family of the deceased. We also liaise with the concerned foreign officials to expedite procedures for the repatriation of mortal remains to India.
After the embassy officials verify the documents and confident about its authenticity, then they give a Clearance certificate and cancel the passport of the deceased one. This certificate is very important as this will be necessary to buy the Airway Bill (AWB). The airport authorities are very careful in issuing a AWB for the dead remains and they only provide it after thoroughly going through all the documents.
Since there is no direct flight to Guwahati from Singapore, therefore it was first delivered to Delhi airport. From now onwards, the local process of transferring the remains will begin. Anthyesti received the mortal body at the Delhi airport and then started preparing to send the remains for the final destination.
Document Clearance Process
Again we have to go through the entire document clearance process and the steps are as follows –
- Airport Police Certificate
- Customs Certificate
- Medical Certificate
- Airway Bill
Finally, it reaches the Guwahati airport where after proper checking of documents, the dead remains are released. A hearse van is already waiting just outside the airport. Thus, after traveling almost 2000 km, the dead remains finally reached the destination where his kin is going to perform the final rites.
The cultural and legal aspects of death are quite varied across the globe as the practices of marriage and divorce. No two countries are alike. However, we do our best to ensure that the process of this final journey is to be as smooth as possible.