Interstate / International RepatriationAs a large number of people travel today, Interstate or Overseas it is quite possible that the death of a loved one may occur away from home. If this happens, Bell Funeral Services should be notified immediately so that arrangements can be made to transport the deceased home, and attend to any statutory or customs requirements.
You will not have to contact any interstate or overseas funeral director, we will do that for you.
Death away from home
What is Repatriation?
Repatriation is the act of restoring a person to his or her native land. Repatriation of your loved one in this context, is taking home the body or human remains of someone who has died in a foreign land; a land that is not of his birth or that of his ancestors. There may be a personal desire to be buried in the native country that person was born in. Alternatively, the family may feel that the person’s soul may not be at peace if the body was buried anywhere but their homeland.
You should state your desires to be repatriated in your Will. It may be your wish to be buried in the land of your birth, perhaps a family grave or a church cemetery where members of the family or clan have always been buried. It is always wise to discuss your wishes with family and close friends so that they are prepared to see to your final wishes.
Bell Funeral Services offer a complete world wide repatriation service. From the transportation of the deceased, the embalming, the provision of a suitable casket for air transport, the legal documentation for foreign shipment and the messenger to the Consulate’s Office and the air transportation to the deceased’s country of origin.
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