When a loved one dies overseas, the procedure of repatriation of a deceased body or another nation can be challenging and costly. The process typically takes days, and you may have questions concerning repatriation during this period.

Here are some common FAQs to help you.

1. What is defined by repatriation?

Repatriation of remains is the procedure that transfers a person from a foreign territory to the deceased’s home country. It allows the family to have a chance to see their loved ones and bury them where they want to.

2. Who decides on the repatriation?

The deceased person’s next of kin must typically decide on everything. Typically, your funeral director can explain the available alternatives, estimate the repatriation costs, and assist you in making preparations.

3. What do you need for repatriation?

Several stages are involved in the repatriation of a deceased body from abroad. These can differ significantly based on the country in which the deceased resides. The documents are often required: the original death certificate (an English translation), the deceased’s passport, and an export or import permit.

4. How long is the repatriation process?

On average, repatriation of remains requires ten to fifteen days to transfer them to their nation of choice. It varies based on the conditions. You must consider time zones, probable airline delays, and flight cancellations.

5. What are the costs associated with repatriation?

The exact cost of transporting a deceased body depends on the distance, weight, and mode of transport. The cost of repatriation will depend on your individual needs, sometimes ranging from SGD$2,000 onwards. The next of kin should confirm whether the dead have obtained travel insurance covering death and the repatriation of their remains.

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