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Carrying of Mortal Remains

Required documents :

  1. Completed "Misc. Services" application form with one passport size photo affixed in the box.

  2. Passport and a photocopy of pages containing personal particulars (first three and last two pages) of the deceased.

Passport will be cancelled and returned.  Keep it safely.

  1. Death Certificate in original and a photocopy.

  2. Embalming Certificate (in original and a photocopy) stating that the body has been embalmed in accordance with the rules and regulations of international shipping and that the body has been placed in a hermitically sealed container with zinc liner and wooden outer container.

  3. Certificate from the Department of Health stating that the deceased did not have any communicable / contagious diseases

  4. Burial/Transit Permit

  5. A copy of the flight schedule (confirmed or proposed) for transportation of the mortal remains.

  6. Fee $1 and $3 for ICWF.

  7. Fee can be paid by cashier’s check or money order. Cash payment is accepted at the counter of the Consulate.

  8. Personal checks, Debit Cards and Credit Cards are not accepted.

  9. If application is being sent by post mail:

  •       Either add an additional $20/- to  the fee for return mail
  •       Or enclose stamped /prepaid return envelope with the application, The National Portal of India : External website that opens in a new window India At a Glance : External website that opens in a new window Ministry of Tourism, Governmentof India : External website that opens in a new window India Africa Connect : External website that opens in a new window Indian Public Diplomacy : External website that opens in a new window
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