Repatriation of Loved Ones from Canada to India

Connecting destinations back to the homeland, with our Repatriation services.

When a loved one passes away in Canada, repatriating their remains home to India can provide comfort to grieving families. However, international repatriation involves various arrangements for logistics, documentation, and government approvals that can be overwhelming during an already difficult time. Beleiv repatriation specialists have successfully repatriated dead bodies of humans who reside in different countries. 

Repatriation Process Brief

The general steps for repatriating a body from Canada to India include:
  • Obtaining a death certificate in Canada  
  • Preparing and embalming  the body for transport
  • Booking an international flight to transport the deceased
  • Securing necessary export permits and other documentation
  • Coordinating pickup and customs clearance in Canada

Beleiv Repatriation Process

We have been exporting and transferring human bodies back and forth between India and other countries. The Believ team collaborates with all consulates and foreign agencies to ensure that the deceased is easily returned to their place of origin.
  • Transporting and caring for the deceased
  • Preparing and preserving the body for international shipment  
  • Providing interpretation services for the family
  • Securing the casket for air transport
  • Booking a flight to repatriate the deceased
  • 24/7 immediate transportation coordination
  • Arranging all required paperwork and authorizations
  • Coordinating ground transportation and vehicles  
  • Obtaining official death certificates and attestations   
  • Providing ambulance transfer from airport to final destination
  • Securing No Objection Certificate and handling customs clearance 
  • Liaising with embassy and consular staff for assistance   

Costs and Timeline for Repatriating Human Body

As a result of reasons like rising fuel prices, regulatory restrictions, immigration, and rising requests for flights in distant or dangerous locations, the repatriation services cost is increasing in Canada. Air ambulances are getting more expensive as a result.
These services are expensive even though they only account for a small portion of the workloads of insurance and assistance businesses.
Due to the many variables, it is difficult to determine the precise repatriation services costs; nevertheless, some services, such as the adaptable international repatriation service provided by Believ, have given an approximate idea of the cost incurred.
The service charges according to the individual services required and provides consultation, paperwork, translations, and transportation services. From the exact moment of death until the funeral or cremation, the procedure normally takes 1 to 7 days.

Required Documents for Repatriation

Our team will ask you to follow standard prerequisites for documentation to repatriate deceased body from various countries:

  1. Death Certificate
  2. No objection certificates (NOC)
  3. Export permits
  4. Family member’s ID proofs
  5. Funerary box certificate
  6. Passport of corpse
  7. Certificate of Freezing
  8. Postmortems Reports
  9. No infection certificate
  10. Two-way airfare for cargo flights

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What does Repatriation mean?

Repatriation is the process of transporting a deceased individual from one country to another, where the family members of the deceased person are residing. Some people from India, who die abroad would have expressed a desire to be buried or cremated in India. This will be taken care of and adequate services are provided by Beleiv.

Can anyone arrange Air transportation for the dead body personally?

No. Airlines authorities will not approve. Only certified Funeral Service providers like Beleiv or a specialized transport company can arrange for domestic or International dead-body Transportation Services.

Is it necessary to contact two shipping companies, while transporting dead bodies between two countries?

Not every time. At Beleiv, our funeral directors will be contacting their partners or shipping authorities in both countries for easy and hassle-free transportation of dead bodies.

What is the duration taken to repatriate a body?

The time taken to repatriate the body varies and depends on the distance of the place the individual died. Although it normally takes between 5 to 7 days, if the deceased died of natural causes. If there is a delay due to post-mortem procedures, it may take 10 to 15 days as the case may be.

What documents are necessary for repatriation to India?

Repatriation of a loved one’s body to India will need the following documentation:

  • Death Registration Form (for Indian nationals only).
  • Original death certificate as well as a copy.
  • Permit for Burial or Cremation.
  • A letter or certificate of “Non-Communicable Disease” from the Public Health Office.
  • Out-of-province coroner’s certificate, Embalming certificate, consignee’s details such as., name, address, phone number, etc.
  • Flight Information

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