How to Safely Transport a Dead Body by Air/Flight In India

How to Safely Transport a Dead Body by Air/Flight In India

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Transporting a deceased loved one by air can be a challenging and stressful task, especially when faced with the lack of information and necessary contacts. During these difficult circumstances, it is natural to feel overwhelmed to take care of all the aspects of the dead-body transportation services. Thus, having a guide who can help you through the process of transportation of your deceased loved one is recommended.

We are aware of how difficult it can get to plan and arrange for dead-body transportation services in the grieving period, which is why we are offering you this complete guide, in which we will provide some insightful tips and detailed instructions to help you have a smooth and dignified journey for your deceased loved one.

Repatriation Services from India to Overseas:

Before delving into the process, it is important to understand that repatriation services for transporting a deceased loved one from India to overseas destinations require specialized handling. The reparation services at Beleiv, cater to transportation from all states USA to India which covers the following: 

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Rhode Island
  • Arizona
  • Massachusetts
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Montana
  • Sacramento
  • Colorado
  • Kentucky
  • Connecticut
  • Oklahoma,
  • Denver
  • Delaware
  • North Dakota
  • Dover
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Idaho
  • Minnesota Illinois
  • Indiana
  • New Mexico
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • Hawaii
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • South
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Dead Body Air Transportation Inclusions:

  1. Procedure for transferring a deceased loved one by air:

 Understanding the necessary steps and regulations for transporting a dead body by plane.

  1. Required documents for transporting a deceased loved one by plane in India:

 Essential paperwork such as death certificates, hospital clearances, and police NOCs.

  1. Cost considerations for dead body transport by air:

 Factors affecting the overall cost, including weight, embalming, coffin box, mortuary services, air cargo, and tickets.

  1. Timeframe for transporting a deceased loved one by flight:

 Buffer periods to consider for domestic and international transportation, accounting for flight time and airport procedures.

Procedure for Domestic Dead Body Transportation:

Transporting a deceased loved one within Indian cities involves specific protocols and arrangements. Here are the key steps to follow:

  1. Arrange clearances and documents for air cargo clearance:

Obtain necessary clearances from the hospital and a death certificate.

  1. Police NOC from the local police station:

Visit the local police station to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for transporting the deceased in a cargo flight.

  1. Embalming Certificate from embalming service:

Ensure embalming is performed by a certified service provider, as it is mandatory for both domestic and international transit.

  1. Coffin Box Service and certificate:

Engage a professional undertaker who will arrange a suitable coffin box and issue a certificate for air cargo clearance.

  1. ID Card and Photos:

Carry valid identification documents, such as Aadhaar Card or driver’s license, to fulfil air cargo clearance requirements.

  1. Book Air Cargo Services and Tickets:

Research available air operator services that transport human remains and book the appropriate cargo service. Make arrangements for accompanying or non-accompanying transit.

Mortuary Services and Transportation:

Before transporting the deceased to the airport, it is essential to keep them in a mortuary facility to prevent decomposition. The following steps are involved:

  1. Book a mortuary facility:

Choose between a private or government mortuary facility to store the deceased temporarily.

  1. Book Mortuary Transport or Ambulance:

Arrange for an ambulance or mortuary van to transport the deceased to the airport. Consider reliable services like the Beleiv ambulance service for prompt and professional assistance.

International Dead Body Transportation:

Transporting a deceased loved one internationally involves additional documentation and procedures. For hassle-free transit, consider Beleiv’s transportation by air services:

  1. Required documents for international dead body transportation:

Medical and legal documents, embalming certificate, clearance from the respective country’s consulate, death certificate or hospital clearance, cancelled passport of the deceased, clearance or No Objection Certificate from the local police authority, and any necessary approval from the destination country.

  1. Collaborate with Beleiv transportation services:

Beleiv offers specialized services for international transportation, ensuring all necessary documents and procedures are handled efficiently.


Transporting a deceased loved one by air can be a daunting task, both emotionally and logistically. But with reliable guidance and assistance, you can make sure that your loved one’s journey is dignified and smooth. This comprehensive guide has provided you with valuable information on the procedures, documentation, costs, and timeframes involved in domestic and international dead body transportation. 

In times of grief, consider relying on professional services like Beleiv, who offer end-to-end assistance and customized solutions to relieve you of the logistical burden, allowing you to focus on honouring your loved one with a dignified funeral service. Contact us.


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